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8424-13 Gibsons Folly Sediments

This information has been developed from the publications:

    • Sites of Geological and Geomorphological Significance in Central Gippsland (1981) by Neville Rosengren, M.S McRae-Williams and S.M Kraemers.
    • Sites of Geological and Geomorphological Significance in the Gippsland Lakes Catchment (1984) by Neville Rosengren.
    • Sites of Geological and Geomorphological Significance in East Gippsland, Victoria (1981) by Neville Rosengren, M.S McRae-Williams
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825080. Tributary of the Tambo River bounded by Tea Pot Creek Track and McDougal Spur Track.


Type section for Gibsons Folly Formation.


Tea Pot Creek Track.


Crown Land


Down cutting by the small tributary of the Tambo River at this location has exposed a section in the Silurian Gibson Folly Formation. This formation is of importance as it is associated with the recently discovered copper-silver-lead-zinc deposits. The type section consists of strongly foliated rhyodacites interbedded with marine slates with an additional andesitic flow, which outcrops near the junction of the tributary and the Tambo River.

Regional. Type-site in generally poorly exposed Gibsons Folly Formation.


Access to the site should be maintained and may need to be formalised with any further land holder.


Vandenberg, A.H.M. and O’Shea, P.J. 1980. 'Explanatory Notes on the Bairnsdale 1:250,00 geological map', Rep. geol. Surv. Vict., No.65.
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