A geological journey through a special place

The Muckleford valley has a fascinating geological history and character.

Join us on a two-hour bus trip on November 14 with geologist Brian Cuffley. Brian has worked as a mineral exploration geologist in various parts of Australia and overseas, for the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission and the Soil Conservation Authority. He studied Environmental Management at LaTrobe University where the subject of his thesis was dryland salinity. He has consulted with landcare groups in North-Eastern Victoria on salinity management. Brian will bring his special expertise and a deeper understanding of the place where we live.

We will travel the valley, starting at Mount Gaspard in the north where the panoramic geological setting is clearly revealed and concluding at the edge of the beautiful Muckleford Gorge in the south.

You will be provided with explanatory maps to take home.

A couple of short walks are involved so wear solid shoes/boots, maybe sock protectors and of course bring a hat and water.

When: Saturday, November 14, 1.30 – 4 pm. Brian will give a short introduction before we set out.

Where: Muckleford Community Centre, Muckleford-Walmer Road (south of the Castlemaine-Maldon Road).

Places are very limited. Book by using the comment link below.

Free for members. Non-members $5.

*Muckleford Landcare wishes to thank several landholders for access to sites on their properties for this event.

The Annual General Meeting of Muckleford Catchment Landcare Incorporated will take place at the above venue at 11.30 am on the same day. All are welcome to attend. The meeting will be followed by a lunch of soup/bread prior to the geology excursion.

Further enquiries call Paul Hampton 0408 566 909.


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