Camp Mountain Granite

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Information about Camp Mountain Granite

Published on January 25, 2008

Author: ozi

Source: slideshare.net

Description

Brisbane City Hall's foundations are made from Camp Mountain Granite, quarried in the Samford district. Information sourced from the Samford Museum.

Did you know? Brisbane City Hall foundations are made of Camp Mountain Granite

Sir John Goold-Adams (Qld Governor 1914-19) laid the first foundation stone for Brisbane City Hall on 3 rd February 1917

The second foundation stone was laid by the Prince of Wales in 1920

 

 

... 2 years later...

... and today ...

The third foundation stone was laid in 1930

Did you know? Brisbane City Hall’s staircase was also made of Camp Mountain Granite

granite stairs

Is that Camp Mountain Granite I see? HM Queen Elizabeth II

Did you know? Brisbane City Hall’s original fountain was relocated to Wynnum Corner House roundabout

the old fountain

 

 

… now at Wynnum

… now at Wynnum

Did you know? The Earl Kitchener monument at Wynnum is made from Camp Mountain Granite

 

 

 

Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite is a type of Samford Granodiorite, an intrusive igneous rock

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite contains large crystals of the mineral Hornblende

hornblende

Other granodiorite minerals Biotite mica Feldspar Quartz Diorite

 

Balusters

Balusters

Balusters

Quoins

Quoins

Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite is about 220 million years old

 

Camp Mountain from Jolly’s Lookout

 

 

Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)

Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)

Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)

Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)

Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)

Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)

Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)

Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)

Geological time scale Brisbane and Ipswich

 

Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite was quarried at Dr Marks’ property

Dr Marks Photo courtesy of Samford Museum

Arthur Midson Photo courtesy of Samford Museum

Arthur Midson Photo courtesy of Samford Museum

Dr Marks’ goats Photo courtesy of Samford Museum

The old quarry workings...

Stone mill Photo courtesy of Samford Museum Quarry barracks

The old saw footings...

'Shot-sawn' surface...

Quarry barracks – Colombia skating rink recycled materials (from Brisbane City Hall site) oops! Photo courtesy of Samford Museum

The old barracks...

Dr Marks’ stables Photo courtesy of Samford Museum

Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite was extracted with hand and power tools

Plugs and feathers Gads

Inserting plugs & feathers into drill holes Photo courtesy of Samford Museum

 

Photo courtesy of Samford Museum

Drill holes...

'Lewis' lifting appliance...

Photo courtesy of Samford Museum

Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite was loaded at Camp Mountain station

Camp Mountain quarry branch line c. 1921 Photo courtesy of Samford Museum

 

The first load of blocks for Brisbane City Hall c. 1921 Photo courtesy of Samford Museum

 

Loading granite, about 1923 Photo courtesy of Samford Museum

 

Loading trucks on the Camp Mountain quarry branch line Photo courtesy of Samford Museum

 

Loading granite at the quarry Photo courtesy of Samford Museum

 

Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite was worked to shape on-site at Brisbane City Hall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know? Samford Museum has some Camp Mountain Granite on display

 

 

 

 

 

Drill holes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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