Mount Fox, Queensland, Australia

Location: 19.0S, 145.45E

Mount Fox is a 560,000 year old pyroclastic cone. It is about 30 miles (50 km) inland from the coastal town of Ingham. The cone is 400 feet (120 m) tall with a shallow crater. A lava flows extends away from the southern base of the cone. Mount Fox lies on basalt lava flows that are 23.6 million years old. Photograph by Laszlo Keszthelyi.

Aerial view of Mount Fox, north Queensland. (Photo courtesy of P. Whitehead, 1993)

Sources of Information:

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.

Sutherland, F.L., 1977, Aust. Mus. Rec., 30, p. 532-543.

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