Resting place on the Mitchell River Silt Jetties, Victoria ~ Australia

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A renowned geographic rarity, the Mitchell River silt jetties reach across Lake King from Eagle Point for approximately seven kilometres. Resembling two witches fingers, they almost touch the Eastern shore.

Whilst their origin is a matter of controversy it is popular belief their formation, for over a million years, is the result of flood times. Silt, sand and clay from the large catchment basin of the Mitchell River is washed down to the lake where the river slows. Thus, held in suspension, settles, becoming the birthplace for vegetation. Second only to the digitates or finger deltas on the Mississippi River in the Gulf of Mexico. These silt jetties are small but so fine in comparison, continue to intrigue scientist and visitors.

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1015mm x 350mm