Anticline & Syncline – Blampied (south of Daylesford), central Victoria
Location: Midland Highway between Ballarat and Daylesford. View southwest approximately half way along the road cutting to the north of Blampied. (Streetview link).
Rock type: Sedimentary > Clastic > Deep marine (turbidite).
Geological features: A good example of small folds – an anticline and syncline.
Geological evolution: Deep marine sediments (turbidites) were deposited at the bottom of a vast ocean that covered most of Victoria at the time (during the Ordovician). The old shoreline at that time was the Grampians. Subsequently these rocks were the folded into large mountain ranges and eroded to form the landscape today. The fold at this site is a result of the compression associated with the mountain building events.