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F-19 Freeway Cutting, Abbotsford, City of Yarra, Victoria, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 47' 45'' South , 144° 59' 43'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -37.7958333333, 144.995277778

"During construction of the F19 freeway over the period 1975-1976, phacolite, phillipsite and 'mesolite' with ferroan calcite were found at road level (6 m below the original surface) and continuing deeper. Aragonite and mammiliiary calcite were present above the zeolite zones in highly vesicular basalt. Zeolite cavities occurred in localized groups which were generally bounded by clay-bearing fracture planes. The occurrence is typical of the Melbourne Zeolites."
The F19 Fairfield cutting is exposed on the eastern side of Merri Creek and F19 Abbotsford cutting is filled in on the western side of Merri Creek.

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Birch, W. D., ed. (1989) Zeolites of Victoria. The Mineralogical Society of Victoria Inc., Special Publication No. 2, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 1-30,92,93,97 & 99

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