Scoria rocks from Colac used in Monash University garden

October 12, 2015

Scoria landscaping rock is highly sought-after due to its stunning colouration and unique texture. This can be seen to great effect in Monash University’s new Earth Sciences Garden, which Coragulac Quarries was asked to supply with scoria from Colac and district.

Unveiled in September 2015, the garden is located at the university’s Clayton campus, and designed to showcase the complexities of Victorian geology. It comprises nearly 500 rock types from across Victoria and is the first garden of its kind in Australia.

Coragulac Quarries are proud to be a part of such a prestigious project. Our involvement included providing large rocks, otherwise knows as ‘bombs’. Measuring up to one metre, the rocks were found from an 8000-year-old-volcano near Colac.

Scoria is a volcanic rock, famous for its unique formation and colour. Formed during an eruption, volcanic gases create cavities in the rock, which cools and solidifies with the lava as it flows down the volcano. Formed under extreme pressure, scoria is relatively strong, given the cavities make it lightweight in comparison to other rocks.

Ranging anywhere from deepest black to purple-red in colour, scoria creates a stunning contrast to any landscape, making it perfect for outdoor feature areas. At Coragulac Quarries, we can also pulverise the rock form to gravel for use in garden paths and driveways.

Please contact us for more information on our involvement in the Monash Earth Sciences Garden, or to enquire about scoria for your next project.