Lord Howe Island Museum - discovering more since 1834
History of Lord Howe IslandAbout the Lord Howe Island MuseumThe Lord Howe Island EnvironmentCollections and ArtefactsResourcesSupport Us
COLLECTIONS

GEOLOGY DISPLAY

This display relates the story of how the island was created 7 million years ago from lava erupting through the earths crust at the bottom of the seafloor and over time building two large islands- Lord Howe Island and Ball’s Pyramid Island. Since then the forces of nature have eroded the islands back to less than two per cent of their original size.

 

Sedimentary rocks and fossil turtles add to this fascinating story.

 

Remnants of the volcano

Vertical dykes in cliffs

Sitemap | Feedback | Privacy | Design by United Notions | Website by Cornerstone Web