Monday, April 06, 2020  
 
News & Updates
COVID 19 INFORMATION FROM PARKS VICTORIA
05-04-2020 
For current information what is closed, what is open and what is acceptable re accessing National Parks close to your home during the Covid 19 emergency see - https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/get-into-nature/safety-in-nature/covid-19-update

TOILETS - LOOKOUTS AND PICNIC TABLES CLOSED
03-04-2020 

At the direction of the Chief Health Officer of Victoria, Parks Victoria has closed the following sites until further notice:

  • all playgrounds, BBQ facilities, water drinking fountains, picnic shelters and tables, rotundas, toilets and viewing platforms


CAFE OPEN WEEKEND 4th and 5th April
03-04-2020 
The Dingo Dell Cafe will open 4th and 5th April for takeaway only (10 am to 4 pm).

The Gorge Coffee Van will be closed for the present due to the Covid 19 emergency. Keith and Helen apologise for any inconvenience


CAMPING CLOSED AT MOUNT BUFFALO
25-03-2020 
Camping at Lake Catani and the Outstation camping areas is now closed for the duration of the Corona Virus emergency


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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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