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8424-9 Pyles Limestone

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
Geological heritage sites, including sites of geomorphological interest and volcanic heritage sites, are under regular revision by the Geological Society of Australia, especially in the assessment of significance and values. Reference should be made to the most recent reports. See the Earth Science Heritage section of the Geological Society of Australia website for details of geological heritage reports, and a bibliography.


645145. Five kilometres north of Benambra.


Exposure of Silurian sediments


McKinnon Road off Mathew Lane.


Private Land.


Poorly exposed fossiliferous sandstones, mudstones and limestone outcrop in a small excavation previously the site of the limekiln. These sediments are faulted by the Morass Creek Fault and have been intruded by The Brothers syenite- trachyte complex, with resultant metamorphism and associated pyrite mineralisation. Fossils are not common in these sediments although poorly preserved. Howellella, halysitids and solitary rugose corals have been recorded.




The quality of the site would be enhanced by limited access.


Crohn, P.W. 1950. 'The geology, petrology and physiography of the Omeo District, North-Eastern Victoria', Proc. R. Soc. Vict., 62 :1-70.
McAndrew, J. and Marsden, M.A.H. (eds)1973. Regional Guide to Victorian Geology. Second Edition, School of Geology, University of Melbourne.
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