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Basalt quarry, Jindivick, Baw Baw Shire, Victoria, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 2' 22'' South , 145° 54' 42'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -38.03944,145.91167
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

The Jindivick locality is an abandoned basalt quarry which is situated 2 km south-east of Jindivick township.
"The basalt is of Eocene age and forms part of the Older Basalt suite.
Outcrop within the quarry is poor as the walls have weathered and been overgrown. Most of the zeolite specimens have been collected from several large dumps of quarried basalt boulders. The zeolite-bearing basalt is generally dark grey to greenish grey and markedly amygdaloidal. Vesicles up to 2 cm across are common and are usually filled or lined with grey green montmorillonite or with zeolites. Adjoining vesicles often carry quite different minerals."

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9 valid minerals.

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This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Neogene - Paleogene
2.588 - 66 Ma

ID: 698563
Neerim Volcanic Group

Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 66 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Neerim Volcanic Group

Description: Olivine tholeiite, alkali olivine basalt and K-hawaiite; minor nephelinite, basanite and nepheline hawaiite.

Comments: igneous mafic volcanic; igneous foid-bearing volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous mafic volcanic; igneous foid-bearing volcanic

Reference: Raymond, O.L., Liu, S., Gallagher, R., Zhang, W., Highet, L.M. Surface Geology of Australia 1:1 million scale dataset 2012 edition. Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia). [5]

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Haupt,J. (1989) Chapter 4: South Gippsland,59-65 in: Birch, W.D. (Ed.) Zeolites of Victoria,101 pp, Melbourne, 1989
W.D.Birch 1987. Zeolites from Jindivick, Victoria. Australian Mineralogist, July 1987, pp. 15-19

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