If you've never heard of a form of wave called a seiche, this is your chance to catch up, writes Craig O'Neill.
Opals are making their way into the creations of both established and up-and-coming designers, and one central Queensland jeweller is taking advantage of their popularity.
Some Aboriginal elders have given their support for a mining operation on Lake Torrens in the Flinders Rangers, which holds a sacred place in Dreamtime legend.
A magnitude-3.9 earthquake rattles Queenslanders just after 3:30am, with tremors felt up to 55 kilometres away from the quake's epicentre in the Coral Sea.
A tremor that sounded like "something had fallen on the roof" or a loud truck driving past startles Canberrans, in what experts say is a "rare" event for the nation's capital.
Research at a Queensland university has discovered the geological secret behind a rare earth mineral, critical to building high-tech products essential for future industries.
Prospectors and exploration companies have been re-energised by the discovery of rare gold specimens in outback Western Australia, which could potentially spark a "mini gold rush".
Gold-encrusted quartz from a seam 500 metres below the surface in an area three metres wide and three metres high has delivered 90 kilogram rocks worth millions in just days.
A school holiday program aims to inspire a new generation of mining experts amid a skills shortage in the industry.
Australian gold miners are playing their own form of limbo, testing out how low they can go underground in the quest to find major discoveries.