Burning Mountain, Wingen, Brisbane Co., New South Wales, Australia
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|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||31° 52' 9'' South , 150° 53' 58'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-31.869043, 150.899448|
Naturally combusting coal seam running underground through a sandstone.
Burning Mountain is contained in a Nature Reserve administered by the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS).
The fire is moving in a generally southerly direction at a rate of about one metre per year. The ‘burnt-out’ zone extends north-easterly for at least 6.5 kilometres from the present zone of burning at Burning Mountain. Thus, if the coal has burned in the past at the current rate, then the fire started probably at most about 6,000 years ago.
Similar rocks occur at Ravensworth, 45 km S of Wingen.
2 valid minerals.
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- Rattigan, J. H. (1967): Phenomena about Burning Mountain, Wingen, N.S.W.. Aust. J. Earth Sciences 30, 183-184.