Mount Rowan (Victoria)

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Mount Rowan, Victoria

Mount Rowan is a small extinct volcano on the edge of the city of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. It was also known as Waldies Hill.[1] It is 518 metres above sea level.[2] The lava flows from the volcano are thought to be from 2.1 million to 2.9 million years ago. It is one of the 123 volcanoes in the Ballarat and Daylesford area.[3] These are part of the Western Victorian Volcanic Plains. In 2009, a geologist, Professor Bernie Joyce warned that the volcanoes around Ballarat could become active again.[4]

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  1. "VICNAMES - Place Details". services.land.vic.gov.au. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 11 February 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  2. "Map of Mount Rowan in Victoria - Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia". maps.bonzle.com. 2011 [last update]. Retrieved 11 February 2011. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  3. Johnson, R.Wally (1989). "Intraplate volcanism in eastern Australia and New Zealand - Google Books". books.google.com.au. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
  4. "New volcano could raise its head here - Local News - News - General - The Courier". thecourier.com.au. 28 September 2009. Retrieved 11 February 2011.