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Kimberlite locality, Malaita Island (Mala Island), Malaita Province, Solomon Islands

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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.

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11 valid minerals.

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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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Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

Reference: Geological Survey of Canada. Generalized geological map of the world and linked databases. doi:10.4095/195142. Open File 2915d. [18]

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