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Sleeps Hill Excursion

13 Aug 2013

Teacher: Cynthia Pyle

School: TESEP

Category: Field Trips

Years: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10


There were once twelve quarries near Sleeps Hill. They produced crushed rock that was used for aggregate and sand in a variety of constructions around Adelaide.

Today the quarries form part of a reserve managed by the Mitcham Council. At several locations, interpretative signs describe the geology of the area and explain the quarrying operations. The excursion described in these documents involves two separate walks and does not follow the whole walking trail.

Feel free to contact Cynthia Pyle should you have any questions. Cynthia is also willing to go on a practice trip or the actual excursion provided you can arrange mutually convenient dates.

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Teachers: To receive the answers to the student worksheets please email Cynthia Pyle or the Webmaster.