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Old Rock Day – January 7, 2024

Every year, Old Rock Day is celebrated on January 7. The day aims to remember the Earth’s incredible history. It also pays tribute to the amazing geologists who help us understand it.

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Ancient Greek Theophrastus in his work, “Peri Lithon” (“On Stones”) introduced the study of rocks. He became the cornerstone of geology for other interested scientists. The study later was advanced by Pliny the Elder, who recorded numerous minerals and metals in great detail, with a particular focus on their practical use. James Hutton noted and presented a paper to the Royal Society of Edinburgh called ‘Theory of the Earth’ in 1785.

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