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Bungunnia station, Murray Basin, South Australia, Australiai
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Bungunnia station- not defined -
Murray BasinBasin
South AustraliaState
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
33° 56' 27'' South , 139° 42' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Morgan712 (2013)10.5km
Taylorville327 (2013)30.7km
Ramco168 (2012)33.0km
Waikerie2,464 (2013)37.5km
Blanchetown230 (2011)46.4km


Bungunnia station lies north of the township of Morgan. Aragonite crystal-lined geodes were uncovered during the excavation of a large dam north of Bungunnia homestead. These are up to 25 cm across with acicular aragonite crystals to 10 mm but most are much smaller. Recent reports indicate collecting is no longer permitted at the site.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
Delamerian Orogen, AustraliaOrogen
Murray Basin, AustraliaBasin

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Catalogue of South Australian Minerals - 1983, RJ Noble, J Just, JE Johnson, Government Printer, South Australia 1983

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AragoniteCaCO3
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3

Regional Geology

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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 812473
lake deposits 38492

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Lake and swamp deposits; mud, silt, evaporites, limestone; minor sand, peat

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]

Tertiary
2.588 - 66 Ma



ID: 3187964
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Cenozoic (2.588 - 66 Ma)

Comments: Great Artesian Basin

Lithology: Laterite,clay,gravel,sand,silt

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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References

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Dallow, L. (1983) Fossicker's guide to gold, minerals and gemstones of South Australia.
Gemcraft Publications, East Malvern, Victoria, Australia, 148 pp.
Noble, R.J., Just, J. and Johnson, J.E. (1983) Catalogue of South Australian Minerals-1983. Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.


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