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Limestone Creek alluvial, Lake Argyle area, Wyndham-East Kimberley Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 16° 43' 28'' South , 128° 26' 36'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -16.72463,128.44354
GeoHash:G#: qv52fg3ez
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.


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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 926127
colluvium 38491

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Colluvium and/or residual deposits, sheetwash, talus, scree; boulder, gravel, sand; may include minor alluvial or sand plain deposits, local calcrete and reworked laterite

Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Regolith

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]

Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 2326641
Alluvium

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Alluvium

Reference: Plumb, K.A. Geology of the Lissadell. Commonwealth of Australia (Geoscience Australia). [45]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3192371
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Comments: Ord Basin; Sturtian-Marinoan

Lithology: Shale,sandstone,glacial deposits

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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Grant Boxer, Geologist, Argyle Diamond Mine, 1979-1989
Mining Annual Review (1985): 367

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