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Mount Abbott, Walgidee Hills, Noonkanbah Station, Derby-West Kimberley Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 18° 22' 17'' South , 124° 36' 16'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -18.37140,124.60460
GeoHash:G#: qu8x7rw6c
Locality type:Mountain
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


Within the Noonkanbah pastoral lease which is occupied by the Yungngora Aboriginal Community.

Exposed dumb-bell shaped lamproite and tuff pipe containing sandstone breccia. Extensive sampling only recovered 5 small diamonds and several microdiamonds.

A large vent, 1200 metres in diameter, showing coarse sandstone breccia in large sandy blocks, in a very sandy matrix. The summit of the hill is 400 metres wide of a 'floating reef' of undisturbed sandstone. The site contained chromite, chrome-diopside, Cr-pyrope and a few small diamonds from unexposed olivine lamproite lapilli tuff, and fine grained quartose tuff.


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Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 870356
Fitzroy Volcanics

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Fitzroy Volcanics

Description: Leucite lamproite, olivine lamproite, lapilli and chaotic tuffs

Comments: igneous lamproites; igneous volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous lamproites; igneous volcanic

Reference: Raymond, O.L., Liu, S., Gallagher, R., Zhang, W., Highet, L.M. Surface Geology of Australia 1:1 million scale dataset 2012 edition. Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia). [5]

Permian
252.17 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3186259
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Permian (252.17 - 298.9 Ma)

Comments: Canning Basin

Lithology: Shale,sandstone,limestone,siltstone

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

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References

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Jaques, A.L., Lewis. J.D., Smith, C.B., (1986) The kimberlites and lamproites of Western Australia. Geological Society of Western Australia, Bulletin No.132, 268p and maps.
Fetherston, J.M., Stocklmayer, S.M., Stocklmayer, V.C. (2013) Gemstones of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 25, 306p.
Fetherston, J.M., Stocklmayer, S.M., Stocklmayer, V.C. (2017) Gemstones of Western Australia, second edition. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 25, 356p.
Trendall, A.F. et.al. (eds.) (1990) Geology and Mineral Resources of Western Australia, Memoir 3. Geological Survey of Western Australia, 827p.

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