Glenugie Peak, also known as Mount Elaine or as Glen Ugie Peak, a mountain that is part of the ridge surrounding the Clarence Moreton Basin, is situated in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia. At an elevation of 316 metres (1,037 ft) above sea level, the mountain is located near the Pacific Highway, south of the town of Grafton and approximately 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) west north-west of the locality of Calamia.
Glen Ugie Peak
Glenugie Peak with eastern grey kangaroos (at bottom left)
|Elevation||316 m (1,037 ft)|
|Location||Northern Rivers region, New South Wales, Australia|
|Age of rock||Cenozoic|
Glenugie Peak is known as Gunayjun to the local Gumbaynggirr people
Features and location
It is a dolerite peak from the Cenozoic era extruded from the Grafton Formation. The Grafton Formation is a series of sedimentary rocks, laid down between the late Jurassic and early Cretaceous periods.
Glenugie Peak is noted by Matthew Norman for its dry rainforest in a gully which includes a number of rare species of trees, as well as the Yellow Box, which is more often associated with areas west of the Great Dividing Range. Average annual rainfall is 1,138 millimetres (44.8 in).
Glenugie peak rock was used as ballast for the North Coast railway line and remnants of the tramway used to transport the rock can be seen today.
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