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The Western Victorian Volcanic Plains (or Newer Volcanic Province) Part 1

The Western Victorian Volcanic Plains (or Newer Volcanic Province) Part 1

On a recent trip through Western Victoria, the Hound spotted some magnificent colonial architecture in Sunbury (about 45 minutes NW of Melbourne) constructed of the local bluestone (basalt) which peak...Read More

Posted in All Posts, Excursions

Calcite

Calcite

yellow calcite Common as a massive mineral in limestone (which can be formed from the chemical precipitation of calcite as well as transformation of shell, faecal and coral material) and marble (regio...Read More

Posted in All Posts, Mineral Specimens, Minerals

Is this a Houndz tooth I see before me?

Is this a Houndz tooth I see before me?

I know what I want this to be.  I really, really, really want it to be a fossilised dinosaur tooth. It won’t be because I never find anything cool.  Except for that one time in Cifton – b...Read More

Posted in All Posts, Fossils, Rock Specimens

Steaming Coal

Steaming Coal

Hi Angus the Rockhound here, I’ve been sniffing around some coal recently (hence my lovely black nose) and thought I’d tell you about the coal we have in stock which is classified as steam...Read More

Posted in All Posts, Angus, Rock Specimens, Sedimentary

About Us

About Us

Woof! I’m Angus, I’m a Bull Arab cross and I’m your Rockhound. I love playing with my frisbee, chasing the hose and sniffing out good rocks to carry around and leave on the verandah....Read More

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