|Clusters of sub-round dunes occur on on broad gilgaied plains just beyond the southern and eastern margins of the Tyrrell Basin, at elevations of approximately 60 to 80 metres. Some areas contain subdued standline ridges, particularly to the west of Birchip. North east - south west ridges are common on the lower plains. |
Boundaries are unclear to unit 5.5.4, but clear to unit 5.5.6 with its linear dunes, and to alluvial plains of the Richardson River, Tyrrell Creek and Lalbert Creek.
The plains on which the dunes occur are generally subdued with weakly-developed north west - south east ridges. Low hummocky dunes occupy about one quarter of the unit. Tending to occur in clusters which may be as much as 3 kilometres across.
Low hummocky dunes occupy about one quarter of the unit. On subdued plains they tend to occur in clusters which may be as much as 3 km across. The pattern may reflect variation in the clay content of the underlying weathered Parilla Sand.
Vertosol in gilgai shelf on plain
in southern Mallee