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Welcome To Mt Wellington
First up please note you have to send me your answers before you log.. Any logs that have not got permission will be deleted straight away.
I hope you are rugged up it sure can be cold up here.....Take extreme care driving and walking around the site, as it can be very slippery on the ice and snow. Please turn on your lights when driving up the mountain.
Firstly do not be mistaken by the idea that Mount Wellington is a dormant volcano, This is incorrect, its not a volcano at all. But A small volcanic vent was active about 300m south of the Pinnacle during Tertiary times, between 50 and 10 million years ago.
The low-lying areas and foothills of Mount Wellington were formed by slow geological upsurge when the whole Hobart area was a low-lying cold shallow seabed. The upper reaches of the mountain were formed more violently, as a Sill with a tabular mass of igneous rock that has been intruded laterally between layers of older rock pushing upwards by upsurges of molten rock as the Australian continental shelf tore away from Antarctica, and separated from Gondwana over 40 million years ago.
The two types of rock mentioned above,
Igneous rock is formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava, Dolerite is a sub volcanic rock.
The foothills feature sedimentary sandstones and mudstones laid down during the Permian Period (230-280 million years ago). These are now visible in the foothills of the Mountain around Fern
Tree, South Hobart and Lenah Valley.
Sandstones rich in quartz formed during the Triassic (180-230 million years ago) and covered the
Today these can be seen above approximately 600m in the cliffs and promontories
around the Springs (including Rocky Whelans Cave), Sphinx Rock, Crocodile Rock and Snake Plains.
On the western slopes of the Glen Dhu Rivulet valley the Yellow Cliffs are 50m high and extend for
1km, making it the highest and longest sandstone cliffs in the State.
Thanks to the following for my information:
In the information hut you will find some info boards to help you with you answers.
******************UPDATED 17TH AUGUST 2014*************************
Firstly would like to thank the people that helped with sending me the info from the hut after it had been renovated
Thank you - Iain, Rodger, Terry and Vanessa... If i have forgotten anyone please refresh my memory :D
You need to have some sort of Camera to complete this Earth Cache
1. Have you emailed your answers to me? (have been advised you may log before permission but I can still delete your log if you fail
2. "As we enter" - Charles Darwin and his assistant were forced to turn back because?
3. "...we enjoyed a most extensive view... - On this board what are the columns called?
4. " The Derwent Estuary Foamed" - On this board what was installed in 1943?
5. " People have been drawn to "The Mountain" For generations - On this board what colour is the rock climbers shirt?"
6. "One January Misty Night" - What happened one January night? and what is the picture of bottom right? Write it all or a summary I don't mind
7. "People have been drawn to the mountain for generations" Finish this sentace "Much later Europeans came to ???? / ????
8. Take a photo (Optional)
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