Mount Mercer, Victoria

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Mount Mercer
Victoria
Mount Mercer is located in Golden Plains Shire
Mount Mercer
Mount Mercer
Coordinates37°49′0″S 143°45′0″E / 37.81667°S 143.75000°E / -37.81667; 143.75000Coordinates: 37°49′0″S 143°45′0″E / 37.81667°S 143.75000°E / -37.81667; 143.75000
Population69 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)3352
Elevation380 m (1,247 ft)[2]
LGA(s)Golden Plains Shire
State electorate(s)Buninyong
Federal Division(s)Wannon
Localities around Mount Mercer:
Enfield Grenville Cargerie
Dereel Mount Mercer Meredith
Rokewood Rokewood
Shelford
Shelford

Mount Mercer is a locality in the Western District of the Australian state of Victoria. It is named after a nearby scoria cone with crater. The scoria cone was developed on a broad lava shield and the rim of the cone is asymmetric, being higher around the south and open towards the north. The scoria cone is approximately 400m in diameter and of circular shape. It is sufficiently enclosed to contain a swamp and has been partly excavated for a reservoir. It stands approximately 75m above the surrounding area.[3]

One of Victoria's larger wind farms, the Mount Mercer Wind Farm became fully operational in September 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Mount Mercer (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 November 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ http://nona.net/features/map/placedetail.1508435/Mount%20Mercer/ Retrieved on 11 April 2010
  3. ^ Corangamite eruption points