Breaking dirt, exploration’s evolution [INFOGRAPHIC]

Exploration has come a long way from sifting sediment in a river. 

Today, with the help of technologic advancements new deposits can be located using satelites in space and super-charged metal detectors that beam electromagnetic pulses from the sky.

Despite the raft of technology explorers can now access, the CSIRO explains nature still plays a key role in finding new resources. 

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Image source: CSIRO

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