Specimen Details

  • Collection Names

    Industrial and Technological Museum Collection

  • Number Of Specimens

    1

  • Rock Name

    Quartzite

  • Rock Class

    Metamorphic

  • Rock Group

    Regional

  • Rock Description

    (Metamorphosed Shale). - Shale altered by contact with greenstone into a very fine-granular, apparently quite dense and homogeneous quartzite, showing highly ferruginous, brownish-red, and brown bands alternating with bands of a grey colour, the rock bering on this account a close resemblalnce to "riband jasper." Some of the bands are cavernous, and one has a conglomeratic appearance, due to a kind of nodular or concretionary structure. Silurian.

  • Category

    Natural Sciences

  • Scientific Group

    Geology

  • Discipline

    Petrology

  • Collecting Areas

    Rocks and Ores

  • Type of Item

    Specimen

Geospatial Information

  • Country

    Australia

  • State

    Victoria

  • Precise Location

    From a hill 12 miles north-east of Bendigo.