Whilst I understand that most of the time “rocks” are considered bland and boring, I can assure you rocks and minerals can be exciting. Geology is the transcript of history. Holding secrets of history perfectly preserved within the layers.
Geology, the study of the Earth, the materials of which it is made, the structure of those materials, and the processes acting upon them can open up the history books if you know what to look for.
Some of the world’s most precious and dangerous items come from earth’s geology. Diamonds, gold, coal, asbestos, arsenic, lead and Uranium all come from the earth’s crust where specific geological processes create these important materials.
Whilst there is big business in geological mining of ores and minerals, geology can be observed everywhere. Geology plays a critical role in underground aquifers, natural disasters and construction materials.
It is important to note that geology is not all history and old rocks. Volcanos, earthquakes, lakes, rivers and oceans all continuously contribute to the new age of geology. At Hanlon's, we have an appreciation for geology and how it affects our projects, with a passion for the science and a keen interest, we (me) love our rocks.