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Lake Butler, Robe, South East - Limestone Coast, South Australia, Australia

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Lake Butler occupies a shallow depression in the Robe Dune, and is about 350 metres by 200 metres. It was once a natural lake but in 1964 a channel to the sea was cut in order to make a boat harbour. This provides safe mooring all year round for the fishing fleet and other craft.
The monohydrocalcite occurs as aggregated pellets (individual pellets are 0.5-2.0 mm across) forming beach rocks around the shore line of the lake.

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References

G.F.Taylor 1975. The Occurrence of Monohydrocalcite in Two Small Lakes in the South-East of South Australia. American Mineralogist Vol.60, pp.690-687.

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