Warrumbungle Volcano | John Seach


Warrumbungle National Park, NSW, Australia

31.3 S, 149.0 E
Shield volcano
Extinct Volcano

Warrumbungle Volcano is a circular outcrop 50 km in diameter west of Coonabarabran and 500 km NW of Sydney. Warrumbunbungle is a mildly mildly alkaline intraplate volcano.

One of Australia's premier astronomical telescopes (Anglo-Australian Telescope) is located at Siding Spring at the volcano.

Further reading
Hockley, J.J., 1972. Alkaline rock lineages in the Warrumbungle shield volcano, eastern Australia. Nature Physical Science236(62), pp.15-15.

Duggan, M.B. and Knutson, J., 1991. The Warrumbungle Volcano. Central New South Wales: An Outline of the Geology and Petrology of the Warrumbungle Volcano (Canberra: Bureau of Mineral Resources).

Bull, K.F., Troedson, A.L., Bodorkos, S., Blevin, P.L., Bruce, M.C. and Waltenberg, K., 2020. Warrumbungle Volcano: facies architecture and evolution of a complex shield volcano. Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, pp.1-39.

Eruptions of Warrumbungle volcano

13 to 17 million years ago