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Gratuitous puppy pictures

Gratuitous puppy pictures

Just because we can – gratuitous puppy pictures for you! I don’t know where these have been hiding but they appeared out of the blue on the computer the other day when I was looking for so...Read More

Posted in All Posts, Angus

Earth science and more workshops in Mackay in April

Earth science and more workshops in Mackay in April

REGISTRATION CLOSES THIS THURSDAY 24 MARCH We’ve had a great response so far thank you! If you still want to join your colleagues in education for some great PD in Mackay, there are only days l...Read More

Posted in All Posts, Workshops and Events

If you are paying more than $5.50 for rock specimens then you are paying too much!

If you are paying more than $5.50 for rock specimens then you are paying too much!

scoria from Rockhoundz GEOLOGY SPECIMENS SHOULD ROCK BUT THEY SHOULDN’T COST YOU THE EARTH School budgets are too tight to waste a single cent unnecessarily. We’ve seen this rock advertise...Read More

Posted in All Posts, Angus, Igneous, Rock Specimens

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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The Western Victorian Volcanic Plains (or Newer Volcanic Province) Part 1

The Western Victorian Volcanic Plains (or Newer Volcanic Province) Part 1

On a recent trip through Western Victoria, the Hound spotted some magnificent colonial architecture in Sunbury (about 45 minutes NW of Melbourne) constructed of the local bluestone (basalt) which peak...Read More

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Calcite

Calcite

yellow calcite Common as a massive mineral in limestone (which can be formed from the chemical precipitation of calcite as well as transformation of shell, faecal and coral material) and marble (regio...Read More

Posted in All Posts, Mineral Specimens, Minerals