Citation

Owen, H.B., 1942. Preliminary report on the salt resources of the Pink Lakes in the County of Weeah, Victoria. Record  1942/022. Department of Supply and Development: Mineral Resources Survey, Canberra.

Abstract

The Pink Lakes, also known as Linga Lakes, lie in the Parish of Mamengoroock, Country of Weeah, in north-western Victoria, about 10 miles north-north-east of the small town of Underbool on the Ouyen to Pinnaroo railway (See Fig. 1). The three lakes known as the Pink Lakes that are being worked for salt are Sailor Lake, Lake Crosby and Crescent or Home Lake. The areas of the salt leases are: Sailor Lake leases, 206 acres; Lake Crosby leases, 395 acres; Crescent Lake leases, 311 acres. Portions of the above areas are occupied by the beaches and fore-shores of the lakes, and the total potential salt-bearing surface of the three lakes is actually about 700 acres. In addition to the Pink Lakes above-mentioned there are in the vicinity two other salt lakes viz: (a) Lake Poulton, about 70 acres in area, and two miles west of Lake Crosby, and (b) an un-named lake, here referred to as 'School' Lake, probably rather less than 50 acres in area and situated one mile south of the west end of Crescent Lake. Salt is formed on both these lakes, but Lake Poulton is somewhat difficult of access on the north-east and north, and School Lake is in a Government Reserve and is not available for leasing. The geology and salt resources of the Lakes are outlined. Several proposals, put forward with a view to increasing the yield of salt from Pink Lakes, are discussed herein.
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