Specimen Details

  • Number Of Specimens

    1

  • Specimen Nature

    Hand Specimen

  • Rock Name

    Metabasalt

  • Rock Class

    Metamorphic

  • Rock Group

    Regional

  • Rock Description

    Previously called Diabase. A fine grained, greenish-black metabasalt probably from the Mount William stone axe quarry. Description from Geoscience Australia Stratigraphic Unit Details: Mount William Metabasalt: Dark green basalt, fine-gr.+ phenocrysts of plagioclase and clinopyroxene; rare pillow structures; dolerite sills, med.-coarse-grained, equigranular, plag/clinopyrox.phenocrysts; columnar jointing in some; interflow pyritic shale, etc Jasper also present.

  • Category

    Natural Sciences

  • Scientific Group

    Geology

  • Discipline

    Petrology

  • Collecting Areas

    Rocks and Ores

  • Type of Item

    Specimen

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