|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||16° 43' 28'' South , 128° 26' 36'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-16.72463,128.44354|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
A diamond property located adjacent to the Argyle lamproite pipe (Argyle mine). Closed about the end of 1985.
Limestone Creek drains from near the AK1 (Argyle Pipe) in an east then north-east direction. It shows as an alluvial fan, terraces and modern flood plain terraces, and channel deposits. The alluvial fan is immediately east of the Argyle Pipe. It is 3-5 metres deep, pisolitic, containing iron oxide rimmed clasts bounded with a ferruginous cement. Erosion has produced diamondiferous lag and gravels. The flood plain deposits are 4 metres deep as narrow, sinuous and partly braided, with up to 3 metres of sand and silt overburden.
1 valid mineral.
Rock Types Recorded
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This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.
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0 - 2.588 Ma
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)
Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
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). 
0 - 2.588 Ma
541 - 1000 Ma
|Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)
Comments: Ord Basin; Sturtian-Marinoan
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.