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Cooper B.J.,University of South Australia | Branagan D.F.,University of Sydney | Franklin B.,141 Oaks Ave. | Ray H.,Geos Mining
Episodes | Year: 2015

This paper suggests Sydney sandstone as the first Global Heritage Stone Resource to be nominated from Australia. Sydney sandstone underlies much of the city of Sydney. It is also the most widely utilised dimension stone in the city. Its use in Sydney has extended over 200 years and it continues to be quarried today for Australian domestic use as well as for export. Existing documentation ranges from extensive technical assessment of the stone, heritage lists with abundant illustrations, as well as a Wikipedia entry. Its earliest international use was probably in New Zealand during the 1830s. © 2015, International Union of Geological Sciences. All rights reserved.

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