UQ Scientists discover a new way to date rocks

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UQ Scientists discover a new way to date rocks

18th Dec 2020

According to scientists at the University of Queensland there’s a new way to date ticks which involves using a state-of-the-art instrument. A silicate mineral known as ‘garnet’ lead to the understanding of accumulation of precious metals such as gold, copper, lead zinc, silver, and uranium.

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Ever Wondered How Much Gold is Left in the World?

12th Oct 2020

Recently due to the world-wide pandemic, gold prices hit a record high of $2,000 per ounce (28 Grams). Gold is in demand as an investment item, symbol of wealth, and its more practical application within a range of electrical equipment. But like most commodities that are mined, gold will eventually run out.

A new article from the BBC covers the current state of the gold mining industry, how much is left and other unlikely places that we may need to begin mining such as the moon. Read the full article here.