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The Bluff, Victor Harbor

This prominent headland is formed of granite. The granite originated when magma was squeezed up from deep in the continental crust during the mountain building episode which occurred about 500 million years ago. This is known because sediments left by the ice age, which occurred at that time, rest immediately on top of it, and boulders of granite were carried, by the ice, northwards. The smooth rounded profile of the Bluff is attributed to the erosive action of this ice sheet.

Source: www.victor.sa.gov.au

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  • The Bluff is a spectacular coastal landmark and a very popular tourist destination.