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Microfossils and Foraminifera at Cairn Science Mini-Conference 2015

Microfossils and Foraminifera at Cairn Science Mini-Conference 2015

Earlier this month we ran a couple of days workshops in Cairns with Miss Vivi from Dissection Connection.  Sadly the Hound had to stay behind but he did get a lovely holiday at the beach with his gran...Read More

Posted in Activities, All Posts, Excursions, Experiments, Fossils

Registration now OPEN – Science mini-conference in Cairns

Registration now OPEN – Science mini-conference in Cairns

Block out the 29 & 30 June on your calendar, check out the program and get registered because places are limited. Cost includes meals, workshop notes and the opportunity to pick our brains at will...Read More

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BYO: Build Your Own rock kits

BYO: Build Your Own rock kits

Too often I have seen ‘complete’ rock kits for sale that either have too many different samples or not enough.  To make matters worse the samples are too small and too easily lost or brok...Read More

Posted in All Posts, Igneous, Metamorphic, Rock Specimens, Sedimentary

Rock star: Obsidian

Rock star: Obsidian

Did you know that most of the obsidian you see for sale is actually fake?  That’s the reason it has taken us so long to find some that we are willing to have in the shop. Some of the newest roc...Read More

Posted in All Posts, Igneous, Rock Specimens

The Western Victorian Volcanic Plains (or Newer Volcanic Province) Part 2

The Western Victorian Volcanic Plains (or Newer Volcanic Province) Part 2

The Hound headed west from Sunbury and passed a memorial to Harry Houdini (near Plumpton), who conducted the first powered flight in Australia (a bit more about links to Harry later). After driving se...Read More

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