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Mount Anakie, Anakie, City of Greater Geelong, Victoria, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 54' 23'' South , 144° 17' 56'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -37.90639,144.29889

Three volcanic hills near the town of Anakie which is located 35 km NNW of Geelong. Located immediately north of the township of Anakie, which lies within the local government area of the "City of Greater Geelong". The hills are scoria cones and contain lherzolite and other xenoliths (including granitic rocks which underlie the volcanoes). There are substantial quarry operations on the two southern cones with the southernmost cone destined for almost complete removal.

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Holocene - Miocene
0 - 23.03 Ma
Newer Volcanic Group

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 23.03 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Newer Volcanic Group

Description: Cinder cones - scoria, minor ash and agglutinates; Lava flows - tholeiitic to minor alkaline and basanitic lavas.

Comments: igneous mafic volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous mafic 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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- Coulson, A. (1938): The basalts of the Geelong district. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 50, 251-257.
- Irving, A. J. (1974): Megacrysts from the Newer Basalts and Other Basaltic Rocks of Southeastern Australia. Geological Society of America Bulletin 85, 1503-1514.
- Bolger, P. (1977). Explanatory notes on the Meredith and You Yangs 1:50 000 geological maps. Geological Survey of Victoria Report 1977/14.
- Price, R.C. Gray, C.M., Nicholls, I.A. & Day, A. (1988): Cainozoic volcanic rocks. In J.G. Douglas and J.A. Ferguson (eds) Geology of Victoria. Geological Society of Australia, Victorian Divsion, Melbourne, 439-451.
- W.D. Birch 1994, "The Volcanoes of Victoria".
- Birch, W. D., Wood, A., White, A. J. R., Mills, S. J. & Freeman, R. (2008) Aegirine–augite crystals in scoria from Mount Shadwell and Mount Anakie, Victoria, Australia, Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 14(1), 37–42.
- Mills, S. J. & Groat, L. A. (2008) The crystal structure of yellow aegirine–augite from Mount Anakie, Victoria, Australian Journal of Mineralogy, 14(1), 43–45.


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