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Tourmaline Hill granite pegmatites, Umberatana, North Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 14' 29'' South , 139° 10' 35'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -30.24139,139.17639
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate

Cluster of alkaline to peralkaline granitic pegmatites occurring in the Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks. Located 17km Northwest of Arkaroola Village and 4km East of Umberatana Station, these are the western extention of a series of pegmatite plugs that follow a west-north-west trend along the southern boundary of Arkaroola.

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Regional Geology

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541 - 1000 Ma

ID: 769215
breccia diapiric 73027

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Description: Breccia, diapiric, carbonate-cemented

Comments: fault / shear rock; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Fault / shear rock

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]

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- Coats, R. P. and Blissett, A. H. (1971): Regional and Economic Geology of the Mount Painter Province. Geological Survey of South Australia Bulletin 43.
- Lottermoser B.G. (1987): A fluid inclusion study of the Tourmaline Hill Granite, Umberatana, South Australia: Implications for hydrothermal activity and wallrock metasomatism. Mineralogy and Petrology. 36, 135-148
- Teale G.S. & Lottermoser, B.G. (1987): Palaeozoic granites of the Umberatana region, South Australia: the role of volatiles in the crystallization of some alkaline-peralkaline granites. Geologische Rundschau. 76 (3), 857-868

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