Columnar basalt at Bassalt Creek Road quarry

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Bruce Comfort on August 18, 2011

This section of the basalt outcrop is just outside the quarry and shows how the basalt looked prior to opening up a quarry.

The quarry is worked by Road Metals Ltd a company specialising in road construction and maintanance and the material is crushed for both spreading on unpaved roads and as a constituent of bitumen mix coatings.

The company sells individual rocks too!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 18, 2011
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Bruce Comfort
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. FE230/X790
    • Taken on 2009/03/06 17:04:54
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 16.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash