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Unnamed WD6

This information has been obtained from the report: Eruption Points of the Newer Volcanic Province of Victoria by Neville Rosengren. This report was published in 1994 and was prepared for the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) and the Geological Society of Australia (Victorian Division). The review of eruption points was based on an earlier unpublished manuscript Catalogue of the post-Miocene volcanoes of Victoria compiled by O P Singleton and E B Joyce (Geology Department, University of Melbourne 1970).

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 value. Reference should be made to the most recent reports. See the Earth Science Heritage (external link) section of the Geological Society of Australia website for details of geological heritage reports, and a bibliography.

Springs Hill (Wallan)
Image: Eruption Point Unnamed WD6
Unnamed WD6 (Springs Hill)

37 27 00S 144 58 30E (external link); 7823-2-2 (Wallan) 205536.

2 km N of Beveridge. Hume Freeway.


Private land.

Grazing, outcrop.

Type 1:

Lava cone with crater.

Springs Hill is a circular lava cone made of numerous short flows of think liquid lava that outcrop as narrow terraced benches on the west and northwest sides. Lava outcrops display clear flow structures. On the summit of Springs Hill is an arcuate ridge composed of five small vents from which issued thin effusive lava flows. There is a thin flow of limburgitic andesine basalt extending from the highest of these to the base of the hill.

361 m; 45 m.


There is a detailed description of the geology of Springs Hill provided by Hanks (1955). It is not known if the numerous features he describes are still extant. If so, this feature could warrant State significance on the basis of the complexity of eruption point produces. This is the youngest volcano in the Wallan-Yuroke lava field.

Hanks, W. (1955). Newer Volcanic vents and lava fields between Wallan and Yuroke, Victoria. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria 67, pp. 1-16.
Ollier, C.D. (1967a). Landforms of the Newer Volcanic Province of Victoria. In J.N. Jennings & J.A. Mabbutt (eds), Landform studies from Australia and New Guinea. ANU Press, pp. 315-339.

Unnamed WD6
Unnamed WD6 (Springs Hill) 7823-2-2 (Wallan)
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