Mount Conner

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Mount Conner
Mt Conner, seen from the road to Uluru.jpg
Mount Conner seen from the road to Uluru
Highest point
Elevation859 m (2,818 ft) AHD
Coordinates25°29′49″S 131°54′00″E / 25.497°S 131.900°E / -25.497; 131.900Coordinates: 25°29′49″S 131°54′00″E / 25.497°S 131.900°E / -25.497; 131.900
Naming
EtymologyM. L. Conner
Geography
Mount Conner is located in Northern Territory
Mount Conner
Mount Conner
Location in the Northern Territory
LocationNorthern Territory, Australia
Landscape with Mt Conner

Mount Conner, also known as Attila and Artilla, and occasionally found as Mount Connor, is an Australian mountain located in the southwest corner of the Northern Territory, 75 kilometres (47 mi) southeast of Lake Amadeus.

Mount Conner reaches 859 metres (2,818 ft) above sea level and to 300 metres (984 ft) above ground level.[1][2]

Mount Conner is part of the vast, 1 milion acre, Curtin Springs cattle station in Pitjantjatjara country.[3]

Mount Conner is also close to the site of Kungkarangkalpa, the Seven Sisters Dreaming.[4]

Geology[edit]

The sides of Mt Conner are also blanketed by scree (talus) and its top is blanketed by colluvium. The base of Mt Conner is surrounded by alluvium.[5][6][7]


The summit of Mt Conner, along with the summits of low domes in the Kata Tjuta complex and summit levels of Uluru, is an erosional remnant of a Cretaceous geomorphic surface. It is considered to a classic example of an inselberg created by erosion of surrounding strata.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mount Conner". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  2. ^ "Mount Conner". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Encyclopædia Britannica. 2011.
  3. ^ "Central Australia, 1940". SA Memory. State Library of South Australia. 29 October 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Seven Sisters Dreaming". 24 March 2014. Retrieved 19 September 2015.
  5. ^ Young, DN, N Duncan, A Camacho, PA Ferenczi, and TLA Madigan (2002a) Ayers Rock, SG 52-8 map, 1:250 000 Geological Series (Second Edition), Northern Territory Geological Survey. scale 1:250 000, Darwin, Northern Territory Geological Survey, Australia.
  6. ^ Young, DN, N Duncan, A Camacho, PA Ferenczi, and TLA Madigan (2002b) Ayers Rock, SG 52-8 Explanatory Text, 1:250 000 Geological Series (Second Edition). scale 1:250 000, Darwin, Northern Territory Geological Survey, Australia.
  7. ^ Edgoose, CJ (2012) The Amadeus Basin, central Australia. Episodes. 35(1):257-263.
  8. ^ Twidale, C.R. (2007) Ancient Australian Landscapes. Rosenberg Publishing, Kenthurst, New South Wales. 144 pp.

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