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Sediment transport by ice and water in the Sturt Gorge Precinct
Dates:Sunday 29th September
Leaders: Peter Briggs
Contact: Peter Briggs email@example.com
mob 0418 883 473.
Members must supply and carry their own first aid kit and take normal precautions for the weather and terrain. (i.e. footwear, hat, sunscreen, drink, walking aids.)
Members should carry a mobile phone and supply the trip organizer with the number.
If warranted, Members should inform the trip organizer of existing medical conditions and if appropriate, the treatment if symptoms arise during the trip.
The trip organizer will call for an ambulance if the organizer considers it is warranted. Ambulance evacuation is expensive so members are recommended to have provision for some form of ambulance cover.
Adelaideans are fortunate to have world class geological precincts on their suburban doorstep, like Hallet Cove, Marino Rocks and Sturt Gorge. This excursion will follow on from the Marino Rocks excursion back in May this year when Francis Williams lead a group of us to look at the Late Precambrian Marinoan type section covering 660 to 630 million years, in which the world wide Marinoan Glaciation Period took place.. At Sturt Gorge we go back further in time, 720 to 663 million years to look at another world wide glaciations event, the Sturtian Glaciation, where we will see distinct evidence of glacial deposits in the 250 m thick Sturt Tillite, a deposit that expands some 1100 km N-S and 320 km E-W in the Adelaide Geosyncline and gives its name to this world wide glaciations event. Both these Glaciation events are combined in the Cryogenian Period that spanned almost 85 million years.
We will start our excursion at the very top of the sequence, looking at the contact between the overlying Tapley Hill Slate and the Sturt Tillite in nearby Flinders University. From here we will move to the Sturt Gorge Recreation Park in Eden Hills where we will walk down to the Sturt River to see the excellent exposures of Tillite. The Sturt river gorge is very steep in the last stage of the walk down to the river so be prepared and for some river crossings. You will see plenty of examples of Sturt Tillite on the lead in walk which is not as steep and may suit some. The park itself is very picturesque and well worth the walk alone.
BRING LUNCH, SUITABLE BOOTS, WALKING STICKS AND WATER.
START AT FLINDERS UNIVERSITY CAR PARK 6 AT 10.00AM, THIS WILL BE STOP 1.
FROM HERE WE WILL DRIVE TO GORGE ROAD, EDEN HILLS AND MEET AT GATE 4 TO THE STURT GORGE RECREATION PARK. STOP 2.
We will have a Lunch Stop on our walk. We expect to finish by 2-2.30 pm
Meet at Gawler 9.45 am –
Stop One : 10 am start.
Sampling bush tucker food in a commercial kitchen. (prepared by Jelina)
Afterwards we self -drive to Hale Conservation Park, near Williamstown.
This is where our Bush Tucker walking excursion starts.
To participate in the walk we will be walking over a 1 km steep hill climb, which will
require a moderate level of fitness.
BRING: personal first aid kit, mobile phone, walking boots, sunscreen, sun glasses, jacket,
walking pole, broad-brimmed hat, camera, insect repellent, notebook and water.
Cost of the Bush Tucker Walking trip is $40 ( includes walk and sampling food)
To secure your excursion place -prompt payment is required (details on back of bulletin)
If you are interested in joining this excursion please include your email details on the sign- up
sheet at the September meeting, or contact Dianne Radomski (firstname.lastname@example.org; 0422 185 122) so that we can send you the excursion notes and any further instructions.
( N.B. Dianne is off overseas shortly, contact her soon! She will be back for the tour.)