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Newer Volcanics Province

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  • Australia
  • Melanesia and Australia
  • Shield(s)
  • 2900 BCE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 37.77°S
  • 142.5°E

  • 1011 m
    3317 ft

  • 259010
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Newer Volcanics Province.

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This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 4 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
2900 BCE ± 150 years Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Mt. Gambier
3000 BCE ± 500 years Unknown Confirmed   Fission track Mt. Schank
5290 BCE (in or before) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Mt. Napier
5850 BCE (?) Unknown Confirmed   Radiocarbon (uncorrected) Red Rock
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Newer Volcanics Province.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Newer Volcanics Province.

Photo Gallery

Tower Hill maar, with bedded pyroclastic layers exposed in its wall, is part of the voluminous Newer Volcanics province, which covers a broad 15,000 sq km area of SE Australia. The volcanic field contains nearly 400 small shield volcanoes and explosive vents of Tertiary-to-Holocene age. Late-Pleistocene to Holocene eruptions formed a series of scoria cones, maars, tuff rings, and major valley filling lava flows. The youngest dated eruptions took place at Mount Schank and Mount Gambier about 5000 years ago.

Photo by Monica Handler, 1995 (Carnegie Institution).
See title for photo information.
Lake-filled Tower Hill maar is part of the voluminous Newer Volcanics province, which covers a broad 15,000 sq km area of SE Australia. The volcanic field contains nearly 400 small shield volcanoes and explosive vents of Tertiary-to-Holocene age. Late-Pleistocene to Holocene eruptions formed a series of scoria cones, maars, tuff rings, and major valley filling lava flows. The youngest dated eruptions took place at Mount Schank and Mount Gambier about 5000 years ago.

Photo by Jim Luhr, 1993 (Smithsonian Institution).
See title for photo information.
GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.

Title: Australia
Publisher: DMA & Defence Department, AIS, Melbourne,Australia
Country: Australia
Year: 1986
Series: ONC
Map Type: Topographic
Scale: 1:1,000,000
Map of Australia
Title: Geology of Australia
Publisher: BMR, Geology & Geophysics, Dept Natural Resources
Country: Australia
Year: 1976
Map Type: Geology
Scale: 1:2,500,000
Map of Geology of Australia
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

The following 64 samples associated with this volcano can be found in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections, and may be availble for research (contact the Rock and Ore Collections Manager). Catalog number links will open a window with more information.

Catalog Number Sample Description Lava Source Collection Date
NMNH 114920-1 Ultramafic Nodule LEURA, MT --
NMNH 114920-10 Ultramafic Nodule LEURA, MT --
NMNH 114920-11 Ultramafic Nodule LEURA, MT --
NMNH 114920-12 Ultramafic Nodule LEURA, MT --
NMNH 114920-2 Ultramafic Nodule LEURA, MT --
NMNH 114920-3 Ultramafic Nodule LEURA, MT --
NMNH 114920-4 Ultramafic Nodule LEURA, MT --
NMNH 114920-5 Ultramafic Nodule LEURA, MT --
NMNH 114920-6 Ultramafic Nodule LEURA, MT --
NMNH 114920-7 Ultramafic Nodule LEURA, MT --
NMNH 114920-8 Ultramafic Nodule LEURA, MT --
NMNH 114920-9 Ultramafic Nodule LEURA, MT --
NMNH 114921-1 Ultramafic Nodule NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 114921-10 Ultramafic Nodule NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 114921-11 Ultramafic Nodule NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 114921-12 Ultramafic Nodule NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 114921-13 Ultramafic Nodule NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 114921-14 Ultramafic Nodule NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 114921-15 Ultramafic Nodule NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 114921-2 Ultramafic Nodule NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 114921-3 Ultramafic Nodule NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 114921-4 Ultramafic Nodule NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 114921-5 Ultramafic Nodule NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 114921-6 Ultramafic Nodule NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 114921-7 Ultramafic Nodule NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 114921-8 Ultramafic Nodule NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 114921-9 Ultramafic Nodule NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 116605-11 Lava NAPIER, MT --
NMNH 116605-12 Lava NAPIER, MT --
NMNH 116605-13 Scoria TOWER HILL --
NMNH 116605-14 Volcanic Bomb TOWER HILL --
NMNH 116605-15 Lava TOWER HILL --
NMNH 116605-16 Xenolith BULIENMERRI, LAKE --
NMNH 116605-17 Volcanic Bomb LEURA, MT --
NMNH 116605-18 Xenolith LEURA, MT --
NMNH 116605-19 Lava LEURA, MT --
NMNH 116605-2 Trachytic Andesite GISBORNE, MT --
NMNH 116605-20 Volcanic Bomb NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 116605-3 Lava FRANKLIN, MT --
NMNH 116605-4 Scoria ELEPHANT, MT --
NMNH 116605-5 Hawaiite SHADWELL, MT --
NMNH 116605-6 Peridotite SHADWELL, MT --
NMNH 116605-7 Lava SHADWELL, MT --
NMNH 117098-1 Spinel Lherzolite NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 117098-10 Dunite NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 117098-11 Spinel Harzburgite NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 117098-12 Spinel Lherzolite NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 117098-13 Spinel Lherzolite NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 117098-14 Wehrlite NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 117098-15 Pyroxenite (?) NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 117098-16 Basanite NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 117098-2 Spinel Lherzolite NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 117098-3 Wherlite NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 117098-4 Harzburgite NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 117098-5 Dunite NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 117098-6 Lherzolite NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 117098-7 Dunite NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 117098-8 Spinel Lherzolite NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 117098-9 Spinel Harzburgite NOORAT, MT --
NMNH 117099-1 Wehrlite LEURA, MT --
NMNH 117099-12 Dunite LEURA, MT --
NMNH 117099-2 Dunite LEURA, MT --
NMNH 117099-3 Dunite LEURA, MT --
NMNH 117100-6 Dunite GAMBIER, MT --
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