Springsure Volcano - John Seach


Central Queensland, Australia

24.08 S, 148.07 E
summit elevation 600 m
Extinct volcanic province

Springsure is a large volcanic province located 60 km south of Emerald. It covers an area of 7000 sq km. The volcano consists of Mesa-like plateaux and remnants standing above rolling plains.

Minerva Hills National Park, 8 km North of Springsure, preserves felsic outcrops and spectacular peaks.

Other volcanic features include, Mt McDonald (522 m), Mt Boorambool, Mt Zamia, Mt Catherine, and Mt Sterculia.

Further Reading
Richards, H.C., 1918, January. The volcanic rocks of Springsure, central Queensland. In Proc. Roy. Soc. Queensland (Vol. 30, p. 179).

Fordham, B.G., 1976. Geology and Lower-Middle Devonian coralconodont biostratigraphy of the Nogoa Anticline, Springsure district, central Queensland. In Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland (Vol. 87, pp. 63-76).

Springsure Volcano Eruptions

24 to 33 million years ago.