Specimen Details

  • Number Of Specimens

    1

  • Specimen Nature

    Hand Specimen

  • Rock Name

    Essexite

  • Rock Class

    Igneous

  • Rock Group

    Plutonic

  • Rock Description

    Also called nepheline monzogabbro. A coarse grained specimen containing black pyroxene, and grey plagioclase.

  • Category

    Natural Sciences

  • Scientific Group

    Geology

  • Discipline

    Petrology

  • Collecting Areas

    Rocks and Ores

  • Type of Item

    Specimen

Geospatial Information

  • Country

    Australia

  • State

    Victoria

  • Precise Location

    Lake Gnotuk, 4 km north-west of Camperdown

  • Maximum Elevation

    180

  • Era

    Cainozoic

  • Period

    Neogene

  • Epoch

    Pliocene

  • Rock Type

    Tuff, Basaltic tuff, Nepheline basanite