News: geology

Geological cold case may reveal critical minerals

Eclogite

Researchers on the hunt for why cold eclogites mysteriously disappeared from geological records during the early stages of the Earth’s development may have found the answer, and with it clues that could help locate critical minerals today.

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Flinders Ranges rocks reveal Earth’s secrets

Flinders Ranges

The first virtual plate reconstruction of the Earth’s last billion years of geological history is providing deeper insight into what formed our planet and made it into how it is today.

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Fossil emblem sculpture unveiled on campus

Spriggina floundersi

The legacy of University of Adelaide alumni and geological research was highlighted today with the unveiling on campus by Premier of South Australia, the Hon. Steven Marshall, of a sculpture celebrating the state’s fossil emblem, Spriggina floundersi.

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Critical minerals focus for top talent

Dr Carl Spandler

The University of Adelaide has appointed Dr Carl Spandler as Associate Professor of Critical Minerals, as part of its ambitions to elevate further its research performance in multiple fields that have tangible outputs of global significance.

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