13 May 2019

Concern about mining in Foulden Maar

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:30 pm on 13 May 2019

There's serious concern from scientists that a geologically significant site may be mined by an off-shore company. 

Newsroom is reporting that Plaman Resources plans to dig into Foulden Maar in Otago's Middlemarch. The area has millions-old fossils contained in diatomite. 

Dr Nic Rawlence, the director of Otago University's paleogenetics lab, discusses the importance of the site. 

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