Mount Noorat

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Mount Noorat is a dormant volcano, situated on Glenormiston Road north of the township of Noorat, and approximately six kilometres north of Terang, Victoria, Australia.[1] The last eruption is estimated to have occurred between 5,000 and 20,000 years ago.[2][unreliable source?]

Mount Noorat is a major volcano of the Newer Volcanics Province of Victoria, with a peak height of 310 metres above sea level and a crater between 160 and 200 metres. It is characterised by multiple vents, a complex topography, and the deepest scoria enclosed crater in Victoria. [3] The mount illustrates a transition from maar eruption to scoria cone development, and includes megacryst and xenolith.[1]


The Mount was historically a traditional meeting and trading place for the district's Aborigines, the Kirrae Wuurong people, who exchanged stones, spears, skins and other material.[4] Its scoria was used on the district's early roads.[5]

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  1. ^ a b "Mount Noorat". Department of Primary Industries, The State of Victoria. 19 June 2009. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Timeline of Last Known Eruptions of Known Australian Volcanoes". M. H. Monroe, Australia: The Land Where Time Began. 27 March 2011. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 
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  4. ^ Kanawinka Global Geopark Visitor guide (PDF), Victoria, Australiap: Kanawinka Global Geopark, 2009, p. 7 
  5. ^ "Terang - Places to See". The Age. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 

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