Glenugie Peak

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Glenugie Peak
Glenugie Peak with kangaroos.jpg
Glenugie Peak with Eastern Grey Kangaroos (at bottom left)
Elevation 316 m (1,037 ft)
Location
Location New South Wales, Australia
Coordinates 29°50′0″S 153°03′48″E / 29.83333°S 153.06333°E / -29.83333; 153.06333Coordinates: 29°50′0″S 153°03′48″E / 29.83333°S 153.06333°E / -29.83333; 153.06333
Geology
Type Dolerite
Age of rock Cenozoic

Glenugie Peak, also known as Mount Elaine, is situated near the Pacific Highway, south of the town of Grafton, New South Wales, Australia.

It is a dolerite peak[1] from the Cenozoic era extruded from the Grafton Formation. The Grafton Formation is a series of sedimentary rocks, laid down between the late Jurassic and early Cretaceous periods.

Glenugie Peak is noted by botanists for its dry rainforest in a gully which includes a number of rare species of trees, as well as the Yellow Box, which is more often associated with areas west of the Great Dividing Range.[2] Average annual rainfall is 1138 mm.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ A.G.Floyd Rainforest Trees of Mainland South-eastern Australia, Inkata Press 1989, ISBN 0-909605-57-2 page 76
  2. ^ "Secrets of a Basalt Hill". NSW Department of Industry and Investment. 
  3. ^ A.G.Floyd Rainforest Trees of Mainland South-eastern Australia, Inkata Press 1989, ISBN 0-909605-57-2 page 76