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Currently Slumming it at Uluru

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Currently Slumming it at Uluru
by Craig Blair - Monday, 9 September 2019, 9:21 PM

UluruSome fun facts about Uluru

10,000 years ago humans first settled at the base of Uluru

1872 Europeans discover and map Uluru

1920 Part of Uluru/Kata Tjuta National Park made an Aboriginal reserve

1936 First tourists arrive in the Uluru area for sightseeing

1952 First climbing death on Uluru is recorded

1959 First airstrip constructed on north side of Uluru

1985 Australian government returns ownership to native land owners

37 people have died climbing Uluru since 1950

Uluru is 348m high but goes 2.5km underground

The Eiffel Tower is 324m

Uluru is 600 Million Years old

Uluru rock is composed of arkose, a coarse grained sandstone rich in the mineral feldspar

Feldspars are a group of rock-forming tectosilicate minerals that make up about 41% of the Earth's continental crust by weight they are a group of minerals distinguished by the presence of alumina and silica (SiO2) in their chemistry

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Re: Currently Slumming it at Uluru
by Claire Meiklejohn - Monday, 16 September 2019, 11:49 AM

Looks amazing, I'm sure its all educational!!!