Below are some types of rock found on Mount Elephant. We would be interested to know of others.
Do you know a geologist who could explain them to us?
Many of these samples are in a sample box in the interpretation centre in the car park.
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Rock samples from mainly the wall of the sloping track up Mount Elephant.
Some crystallize out from the lave during the ascent from the upper mantle.
Some are rocks collected from formations at lower levels of the crust.
Some are lava which had different experiences during ejection.
Some may be remains of rocks which were collected and altered on the ascent by the heat and pressure of the lava.