Three orange stones

From the starting point atop the Great Dividing Range on Australia’s Eastern fringe, the location of this photograph is close to civilisation, yet quite inaccessible. The three kilometre walk  descends around 350 metres and the decline traverses remnant layers of volcanic basalt and tuft rock that was deposited by a giant shield volcano. The walk  culminates in a creek bed that cuts through  sandstone that was deposited over 200 million years ago, or well before the age of the great dinosaurs.

Hidden under a moist overhang, these three colourful  rocks, oddly coloured and emerging from an overhang within the watercourse made a striking contrast to the surrounding dark rock gravel. The stones are based on clay, the result of millions of years of breakdown in the granite.

three orange rocks in stream bed

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