Monday, September 16, 2013

Black mountain

The strangest and most unexpected sight along this strip of road is Black Mountain.  This photo does not do it justice. It is a mountain of huge black rocks.

The explanation on the board beside the road said it was granite that had a unusual jointing pattern which led to fracturing and these eventually broke into boulders.  The granite is actually light grey but the rocks are covered with film of lichens and other small plants.


  1. On the road to/from Cooktown. I'd say 20-30kms west of Cooktown.