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Geologists call on Aussies to photograph rocks for national stocktake | pics

Simon McCarthy
Updated October 7 2016 - 10:57am, first published 10:38am

How to get involved:

  • Take a pic of your favourite rock, outcrop, mountain or other geological feature / site.
  • Post it on Twitter and/or Facebook with the hashtag #OzRockStocktake.
  • Search for #OzRockStocktake on social media (be sure to select ‘All’ or ‘Live’ tweets or posts).

In what may be the ultimate crowd-sourcing campaign, Australia’s peak body for more than 8000 geoscientists is urging all Australians — from rock fans to primary school students — to take part next week in an innovative social media project to start to track and record Australia’s vast geological heritage.

Simon McCarthy

Simon McCarthy

Digital Journalist, Newcastle Herald

Simon McCarthy is a journalist working at the Newcastle Herald in NSW. He writes news and features, and produces video and multimedia, for the Herald and Herald Weekender magazine. He contributes regularly to the Newcastle Herald’s daily Topics column, and is the co-creator and producer of the Toohey’s News podcast. McCarthy has worked as a journalist in regional NSW since 2013. He joined the newsroom of the Newcastle Herald in 2017 from the Northern Daily Leader in Tamworth where he worked from 2015 to 2016.