Glenugie Peak

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Glenugie Peak
Mount Elaine
Glen Ugie Peak[1]
Glenugie Peak with kangaroos.jpg
Glenugie Peak with Eastern Grey Kangaroos (at bottom left)
Elevation 316 m (1,037 ft)
Location
Glenugie Peak is located in New South Wales
Glenugie Peak
Glenugie Peak
Location in New South Wales
Location Northern Rivers region, 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[1]
Geology
Type Dolerite
Age of rock Cenozoic

Glenugie Peak, also known as Mount Elaine or as Glen Ugie Peak,[1] a mountain that is part of the ridge surrounding the Clarence Moreton Basin, is situated in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. At an elevation of 316 metres (1,037 ft) above sea level, the mountain is located near the Pacific Highway, south of the town of Grafton and approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) west north-west of the locality of Calamia.

Features and location[edit]

It is a dolerite peak[2] 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 Matthew Norman 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.[3] Average annual rainfall is 1,138 millimetres (44.8 in).[2]

Glenugie peak rock was used as ballast for the North Coast railway line and remnants of the tramway used to transport the rock can be seen today.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Glenugie Peak". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Floyd, A. G. (1989). Rainforest Trees of Mainland South-eastern Australia. Inkata Press. p. 76. ISBN 0-909605-57-2. 
  3. ^ "Secrets of a Basalt Hill". NSW Department of Industry and Investment. 
  4. ^ http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article62059990