The deposits that make the Kinrara cone indicate fountaining eruptions and the gentle effusion of lava. This photo shows geologists looking at horizontal layers of lava that probably formed when a lava lake occupied or overflowed the crater. The youngest layer (on top) drapes over the rim of the crater and formed when lava drained to a deeper level. Photograph by Steve Mattox.
Pyroclastic material, like the spatter shown in this photo, indicate that part of Kinrara's history had small explosive eruptions. Photograph by Steve Mattox.
Bombs, another type of pyroclastic material, also indicate small explosive eruptions at Kinrara. Photograph by Steve Mattox.
Lava channels, like the one in this photo, extend up to 1,600 feet (500 m) away from the cone. Lava flows travelled up to 35 miles (55 km) from the cone and, at the distal end of the flow, followed the course of the Burdekin River.
Stanton, D., 1993, unpublished honors thesis, James Cook University.
Stephenson, P.J., and Whitehead, P.W., 1996, Long lava flows in North Queensland: abstract volume: Economic Geology Research Unit Contribution 56, James Cook University, Queensland, 110 p.
Stephenson, P.J., and Whitehead, P.W., 1996, Long lava flows in North Queensland: excursion guide: Economic Geology Research Unit Contribution 57, James Cook University, Queensland, 40 p.
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