Camp Mountain Granite

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

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  • Camp Mountain Granite

    1. 1. Did you know? Brisbane City Hall foundations are made of Camp Mountain Granite
    2. 2. Sir John Goold-Adams (Qld Governor 1914-19) laid the first foundation stone for Brisbane City Hall on 3 rd February 1917
    3. 3. The second foundation stone was laid by the Prince of Wales in 1920
    4. 6. ... 2 years later...
    5. 7. ... and today ...
    6. 8. The third foundation stone was laid in 1930
    7. 9. Did you know? Brisbane City Hall’s staircase was also made of Camp Mountain Granite
    8. 10. granite stairs
    9. 11. Is that Camp Mountain Granite I see? HM Queen Elizabeth II
    10. 12. Did you know? Brisbane City Hall’s original fountain was relocated to Wynnum Corner House roundabout
    11. 13. the old fountain
    12. 16. … now at Wynnum
    13. 17. … now at Wynnum
    14. 18. Did you know? The Earl Kitchener monument at Wynnum is made from Camp Mountain Granite
    15. 22. Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite is a type of Samford Granodiorite, an intrusive igneous rock
    16. 28. Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite contains large crystals of the mineral Hornblende
    17. 29. hornblende
    18. 30. Other granodiorite minerals Biotite mica Feldspar Quartz Diorite
    19. 32. Balusters
    20. 33. Balusters
    21. 34. Balusters
    22. 35. Quoins
    23. 36. Quoins
    24. 37. Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite is about 220 million years old
    25. 39. Camp Mountain from Jolly’s Lookout
    26. 42. Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)
    27. 43. Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)
    28. 44. Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)
    29. 45. Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)
    30. 46. Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)
    31. 47. Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)
    32. 48. Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)
    33. 49. Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)
    34. 50. Geological time scale Brisbane and Ipswich
    35. 52. Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite was quarried at Dr Marks’ property
    36. 53. Dr Marks Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    37. 54. Arthur Midson Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    38. 55. Arthur Midson Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    39. 56. Dr Marks’ goats Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    40. 57. The old quarry workings...
    41. 58. Stone mill Photo courtesy of Samford Museum Quarry barracks
    42. 59. The old saw footings...
    43. 60. 'Shot-sawn' surface...
    44. 61. Quarry barracks – Colombia skating rink recycled materials (from Brisbane City Hall site) oops! Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    45. 62. The old barracks...
    46. 63. Dr Marks’ stables Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    47. 64. Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite was extracted with hand and power tools
    48. 65. Plugs and feathers Gads
    49. 66. Inserting plugs & feathers into drill holes Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    50. 68. Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    51. 69. Drill holes...
    52. 70. 'Lewis' lifting appliance...
    53. 71. Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    54. 72. Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite was loaded at Camp Mountain station
    55. 73. Camp Mountain quarry branch line c. 1921 Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    56. 75. The first load of blocks for Brisbane City Hall c. 1921 Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    57. 77. Loading granite, about 1923 Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    58. 79. Loading trucks on the Camp Mountain quarry branch line Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    59. 81. Loading granite at the quarry Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    60. 83. Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite was worked to shape on-site at Brisbane City Hall
    61. 91. Did you know? Samford Museum has some Camp Mountain Granite on display
    62. 97. Drill holes

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