Mount Finke facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMount Finke
|Elevation||369 m (1,211 ft)|
|Location||Yellabinna, South Australia, Australia|
In 1999, it was described as follows:
It is about 5km long with an elevation of 369 m AHD, it stands about 270m above the surrounding landscape. Mt Finke is an isolated block of steeply dipping quartzite believed to be part of a landform dating back some 250 Ma.
It was named by John McDouall Stuart, the British explorer, on 7 August 1858 after William Finke who was a friend "associated with mining & pastoral activities."
It has a locally diverse flora and fauna, including 266 plant species. The open shrubland occurs on thin soils over quartzite with the most common species including Victoria Spring Mallee (Eucalyptus trivialis), Mulga (Acacia aneura), Ooldea Mallee (Eucalyptus youngiana) and Porcupine Grass (Triodia irritans). Grevillea treueriana is endemic to the Mount Finke area. Fauna species include the Euro (Macropus robustus), Little Rock Dragon (Ctenophorus fionii) and Little Wood Swallow (Artamus minor). and (Paropsisterna bimaculata).
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