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8424-2 Pheasant Creek

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.


805435. Eight kilometres south-west of Mount Gibbo.

Image:  East Gippsland Sites of Significance
Pheasant Creek. Ring structure (eroded dyke).


Ring shaped drainage pattern.


Tom Groggin Track.


Crown Land


A ring shaped drainage system occurs at the head of Pheasant Creek in a rock type designated on the 1:250,000 Geology Map Sheet as Ordovician sediments. However, this drainage pattern in uncharacteristic of Ordovician sediments and is suggestive of some form of structural or lithological control (eg. Small granite intrusion or a ring dyke.)


Unknown. A detailed analysis of the lithology and structure of the area are necessary before a significance rating can be formulated. However, if the drainage pattern indicates the presence of a ring dyke, the significance rating would be high, as such features are rare in Eastern Victoria.


Investigation is needed to establish the significance and sensitivity of the site. Until the significance is known, no disturbance eg. Quarrying, logging, or land clearing should be permitted on or adjacent to the area of the site.

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