Landmasses formed 700 million years earlier than previously thought, world-first study finds
An international study led by Monash University geologists has found that the Earth’s earliest continents began rising above the ocean around 3.2 billion years ago - at least 700 million years earlier than most previous estimates.
There’s still time to act but no time to delay: UN climate report lead author
It’s not too late to cap global warming to 1.5oC under the Paris agreement adopted by 191 nations, but we must step up action swiftly, says Monash University’s Associate Professor Shayne McGregor - a chapter three lead author of the
Mineral alchemy taps into key ingredients for green energy revolution: salt and potassium
Sodium, the main constituent in salt, and potassium alteration are associated with some of the world’s most valuable ore deposits.
International study reveals new insight into how continents were formed
An international study led by Monash University geologists provides a new insight into how Earth’s first continents formed.
From fire to dust: Plutonium particles from British nuclear testing in outback Australia more complex than previously thought, scientists warn
More than 100 kg of highly toxic uranium (U) and plutonium (Pu) was dispersed in the form of tiny ‘hot’ radioactive particles after the British detonated nine atomic bombs in remote areas of South Australia, including Maralinga.
Rare earth unlocks copper, gold and silver secrets
A study by Monash scientists has found that a rare earth affects the fate of a key reaction with copper, gold, silver, and uranium mineralisation.
Speed of tectonic plate movement can change the chemistry of ocean rocks
The speed of tectonic plate movement can affect the chemistry of ocean ridge basalts, an international study published today in Scientific Reports, has found.
Monash geologist awarded prestigious international medal
Congratulations to ARC Future Fellow Associate Professor Andy Tomkins on being awarded the Society of Economic Geologists (SEG) Silver Medal for 2021.