Sunday, July 21, 2019  
 
News & Updates
Cafe closed 22 and 23 July
21-07-2019 
Dingo Dell Cafe, the Day Shelter (and the Ski School shop) will be closed Monday 22 and Tuesday 23rd July to give the staff a well earned break after the busy school holidays. Reopening Wednesday 24th July. There are toilets available at Cresta Valley and the Cathedral Car Park.

CHAINS AT MOUNT BUFFALO
11-07-2019 
Chains must be carried to Mount Buffalo until further notice (Normally all of July and August). Chains are required when there is snow forecast below 1600 metres and / or the roads have ice or snow cover - There are daily updates by Parks Victoria provided to ski hires etc and we provide detailed visitor snow and weather info on our Face Book page.


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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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