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Stuart Creek Opal Diggings, Stuart Creek, Central North, South Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 5' 32'' South , 137° 14' 56'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -30.09222,137.24889
GeoHash:G#: r49sg1vs4
Locality type:Diggings
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


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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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Messinian - Lutetian
5.333 - 47.8 Ma



ID: 844455
Watchie Sandstone

Age: Cenozoic (5.333 - 47.8 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Watchie Sandstone

Description: Basal conglomerate, sand lenses, lower fine-grained sand, upward coarsening sand on top. Regressive lacustrine

Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic

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]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3186197
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Comments: Adelaide Fold Belt

Lithology: Sandstone,shale,limestone,siltstone,tillite,dolomite

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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Barnes, L. C., & Scott, D. C. (1979). Opal at Stuart Creek, Charlie Swamp and Yarra Wurta Cliff (No. 1). report.

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