ALANJG et al - Qld Geology Question

Old Apr 8th, 2012, 11:21 PM
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ALANJG et al - Qld Geology Question

Dear AlanJG et al,

We are taking a week to get from Brisbane to Bundaberg via Fraser Island at the end of September/early October. Then a week based in Bundaberg. We have been to the Glass House Mountains and are keen to spend some time there again. I have had a bit of a look at the Qld National Parks website so have an inkling of the couloureed sands, craters and mountains.

What is unmissable geologically?
We will have a car and being country folk distances aren't much of a worry.

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Old Apr 18th, 2012, 04:50 PM
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Topping this, waiting for Alan.
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Old Apr 18th, 2012, 07:31 PM
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Dear Peter,

Good idea to top it. I've been down on the Capricorn Coast at a guides school and running workshops at a high school (not allowed to be called a consultant since the change of government, so I am their chief industry referee).

I don't know that area's geology. Apart from the coloured sands and perched lakes, I love the sand dunes. Both the vegetated ones and those still on the move. You might be able to solve the mystery of the Gin Gin "craters". Cania gorge is supposed to be spectacular but I've just driven past, I'm sad to say. There are young basalts and some trachite in the area but I cannot give you directions or provide info I am sorry.

Are you familiar with this website http://www.rgsq.org.au/content/link-map , as it gives some information on each one degree square in the state.
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Old Apr 18th, 2012, 09:06 PM
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Thanks Alan. I wasn't sure how much you knew about the area, but knew you could set me in the right direction. Thanks for the link. I've book marked it for future reference.

We plan to go to Cania Gorge.

I've seen a picture of the Gin Gin Craters. It it really a mystery or just hype?

Thanks for your help.
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I've never bothered with the craters as they look like weathering to me from pictures. I assumed hype, but then I've assumed wrongly before and with better evidence.
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Thanks.

The Geological Society of Qld has some good 1-4 page summaries of some of the State's features, so I should be quite happy.
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