Hydrogeology of the mineral springs of central Victoria

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Authors:Shugg, A.; Knight, M. J.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Technology, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia
Volume Title:Water down under; Volume 2; Part A, Groundwater papers; preprints of papers
Volume Authors:Schonfeldt, Claus, chairperson
Source:p.215-221; XXV congress of the International Association of Hydrogeologists; Management to sustain shallow groundwater systems; 22nd hydrology & water resources symposium of the Institution of Engineers, Australia; the hydrologic cycle; integrating the professions, Adelaide, South Aust., Australia, Nov. 21-25, 1994, chaired by Claus Schonfeldt. Publisher: Institution of Engineers of Hydrogeologists, Barton, Australia. ISBN: 8-5825-620-7
Publication Date:1994
Note:In English. 21 refs.; illus., incl. 2 tables
Summary:The Mineral Springs of Victoria are clustered in the Daylesford Region of Central Victoria. The springs emerge from the bedrock which is cut by belts of parallel thrust faults. Groundwater circulation has been observed in these conduits at depths of greater than 450 m. Recharge occurs near the crest of the Great Dividing Range and is largely achieved by leakage through the overlying basalt aquifer. The mineral waters are characterised by their low chloride and high sodium bicarbonate concentrations. The characteristics of the mineral water chemistry may be explained by clay reactions, carbonate dissolution and base exchange. The hydraulic age of the mineral water at Hepburn Spring two km from crest of the Dividing Range where recharge occurs is estimated to fall within the range 1-100 years.
Subjects:Aquifers; Bicarbonate ion; Chloride ion; Chlorine; Circulation; Discharge; Ground water; Halogens; Ion exchange; Mineral waters; Recharge; Solutes; Springs; Water quality; Water resources; Australasia; Australia; Victoria Australia; Central Victoria Australia; Daylesford Australia; Great Dividing Range
Record ID:2007031891
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