Mount Schank, Newer Volcanic Province, South Australia

Location: 37.8S, 142.5E
Elevation: 158m


Mount Schank is a volcanic cone formed by phreatomagmatic eruptions. Mount Schank erupted about 5,000 years ago making it one of the youngest volcanoes in Australia. Photograph by C. Ollier.


Inside the crater at Mount Schank. Photograph by C. Ollier.


Sources of Information:

Sheard, M.J., 1986, Some volcanological observations at Mt Schank, southeast South Australia: Geological Survey of South Australia - Quarterly Geological Notes, v. 100, p. 14-20.

Sutherland, L., 1995, The Volcanic Earth: Sydney, University of New South Wales Press, 248 p.


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