“Mt. Chincogan, Mullumbimby” Original Painting
“Mt. Chincogan, Mullumbimby”
Mount Chincogan was a minor lava plug of the now extinct Tweed shield volcano. The nearby Mount Wollumbin was the main plug. Mount Wollumbin is the largest caldera, extinct volcano in the Southern Hemisphere. Huge deposits of obsidian volcanic glass is underlying the whole region.
One of the remarkable geological features in the Byron Shire (other than Cape Byron), is Mount Chincogan ~ Chinny to the locals. Mount Chincogan is 308m mountain that lies behind the town of Mullumbimby in the Byron Hinterland. It is part of the Tweed Volcano that erupted about 20 million years ago. It was once covered in wet sclerophyll forest and rainforest, but was heavily logged and is now farmland that is inundated with camphor laurel.
30 x 30 x 1.5cm | 12” x 12” x 1.5”
Acrylic on canvas.