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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.

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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    • 1. Did you know? Brisbane City Hall foundations are made of Camp Mountain Granite
    • 2. Sir John Goold-Adams (Qld Governor 1914-19) laid the first foundation stone for Brisbane City Hall on 3 rd February 1917
    • 3. The second foundation stone was laid by the Prince of Wales in 1920
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    • 6. ... 2 years later...
    • 7. ... and today ...
    • 8. The third foundation stone was laid in 1930
    • 9. Did you know? Brisbane City Hall’s staircase was also made of Camp Mountain Granite
    • 10. granite stairs
    • 11. Is that Camp Mountain Granite I see? HM Queen Elizabeth II
    • 12. Did you know? Brisbane City Hall’s original fountain was relocated to Wynnum Corner House roundabout
    • 13. the old fountain
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    • 16. … now at Wynnum
    • 17. … now at Wynnum
    • 18. Did you know? The Earl Kitchener monument at Wynnum is made from Camp Mountain Granite
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    • 22. Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite is a type of Samford Granodiorite, an intrusive igneous rock
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    • 28. Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite contains large crystals of the mineral Hornblende
    • 29. hornblende
    • 30. Other granodiorite minerals Biotite mica Feldspar Quartz Diorite
    • 31.  
    • 32. Balusters
    • 33. Balusters
    • 34. Balusters
    • 35. Quoins
    • 36. Quoins
    • 37. Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite is about 220 million years old
    • 38.  
    • 39. Camp Mountain from Jolly’s Lookout
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    • 42. Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)
    • 43. Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)
    • 44. Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)
    • 45. Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)
    • 46. Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)
    • 47. Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)
    • 48. Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)
    • 49. Reference: Teaching slides & notes on the Geological History of Brisbane by L.J.Hutton (1988)
    • 50. Geological time scale Brisbane and Ipswich
    • 51.  
    • 52. Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite was quarried at Dr Marks’ property
    • 53. Dr Marks Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    • 54. Arthur Midson Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    • 55. Arthur Midson Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    • 56. Dr Marks’ goats Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    • 57. The old quarry workings...
    • 58. Stone mill Photo courtesy of Samford Museum Quarry barracks
    • 59. The old saw footings...
    • 60. 'Shot-sawn' surface...
    • 61. Quarry barracks – Colombia skating rink recycled materials (from Brisbane City Hall site) oops! Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    • 62. The old barracks...
    • 63. Dr Marks’ stables Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    • 64. Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite was extracted with hand and power tools
    • 65. Plugs and feathers Gads
    • 66. Inserting plugs & feathers into drill holes Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
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    • 68. Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    • 69. Drill holes...
    • 70. 'Lewis' lifting appliance...
    • 71. Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    • 72. Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite was loaded at Camp Mountain station
    • 73. Camp Mountain quarry branch line c. 1921 Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    • 74.  
    • 75. The first load of blocks for Brisbane City Hall c. 1921 Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    • 76.  
    • 77. Loading granite, about 1923 Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    • 78.  
    • 79. Loading trucks on the Camp Mountain quarry branch line Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
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    • 81. Loading granite at the quarry Photo courtesy of Samford Museum
    • 82.  
    • 83. Did you know? Camp Mountain Granite was worked to shape on-site at Brisbane City Hall
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    • 91. Did you know? Samford Museum has some Camp Mountain Granite on display
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    • 97. Drill holes
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