Thursday, January 30, 2020  
 
News & Updates
TOTAL FIRE BANS
19-12-2019 
On days of severe or higher fire risk, emergency services may declare a Total Fire Ban where fires are banned. Check to ensure you are aware of the requirements for compliance on these days.

CODE RED FIRE DAYS
19-12-2019 
Note that Mount Buffalo (and all National Parks and Public Land will be closed on Code Red fire days and also may close at other times if the land managers and emergency services consider that the risk warrants this decision - be informed and check prior to leaving for the bush.

FIRE DANGER RATINGS
24-11-2019 
Ensure you keep informed of local heat and fire conditions and issues over summer- the ABC local radio is a good source of information and you should have the VIC Emergency App on your phone with updates for your area activated - take care in the outdoors or at home and check that your emergency plan is ready to go. Buffalo is 10 degrees cooler than in the valleys below.

DINGO DELL HOURS
4 -1 -2020 
The Dingo Dell Cafe is closed for the duration of the fire emergency - we will advise when reopening once the National Park is open again. 


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ABOUT OUR MOUNTAIN

GEOLOGY
Formed well below the earths surface millions of years ago, wind, water and ice have eroded away the granite leaving behind the mountain's amazing rock formations.  The sedimentary rocks that originally covered the area (and some of the metamorphic rocks of the contact zones) can still be seen at places on the road to the mountain top.
Pegmatites and Dykes will be found in the granites of mount Buffalo by the observant person (although not crystal rich as are the pegmatites of the Beechworth Granites). Xenoliths are also interesting and quite common.

ABOUT XENOLITHS
www.umanitoba.ca/geoscience/faculty/arc/xenolith.html

MORE ABOUT GRANITE
geology.about.com/od/more_igrocks/a/granite.ht


Explorers Hume and Hovell named Mount Buffalo in 1824 as they passed through the area on their way from Sydney to Port Phillip Bay traveling through what is now the Wangaratta / Glenrowan ares. They likened the mountain to a sleeping buffalo in the distance. This explains the names for the granite tors such as the Horn and the Hump.

MORE ABOUT HUME AND HOVELL
www.australianhistory.org/hume-hovell.php
www.kidcyber.com.au/topics/humenhovell.htm

The Horn (at the South End of the Mountain), rises to 1723 metres and is the highest point on the plateau.

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