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Old river bed, Exford

Citation

Ron Rixon, “Old river bed, Exford,” Wyndham History, accessed July 10, 2020, http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/327.
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Description

This photograph was taken on the approach to the Melton Reservoir. The white stripe across roadside is the remnant of an ancient river bed that once flowed into the Werribee River. It is made up of small pebbles.

This same river bed can be viewed upstream from the Maltby Bypass Bridge. Striations that are found on these rocks are consistent with rocks found within the Werribee Gorge viewed under an electron microscope.

Source

Ron Rixon

Description

This photograph was taken on the approach to the Melton Reservoir. The white stripe across roadside is the remnant of an ancient river bed that once flowed into the Werribee River. It is made up of small pebbles.

This same river bed can be viewed upstream from the Maltby Bypass Bridge. Striations that are found on these rocks are consistent with rocks found within the Werribee Gorge viewed under an electron microscope.

Title

Old river bed, Exford

Creator

Ron Rixon

Source

Ron Rixon

Publisher

Wyndham City Libraries

Date

Circa 1984

Format

image

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Identifier

Ron Rixon 023

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