Kimberlite locality, Malaita Island (Mala Island), Malaita Province, Solomon Islands
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||8° 43' 0'' South , 160° 50' 30'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-8.71666666667, 160.841666667|
Garnitite xenolith assumed to have originated in the mantle transition zone, 400 to 670 km depth, brought up to the surface in a kimberlitic eruption 34 million years ago. Perhaps the deepest rock found so far on the Earth's surface.
11 valid minerals.
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0 - 66 Ma
|Cenozoic sedimentary rocks|