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Snake Creek, Roxmere Station, Cloncurry Shire, Queensland, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 20° 56' 60'' South , 140° 38' 60'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -20.95, 140.65


A sequence of pelitic schists, quartzites and dolerites that have experienced multiple high temperature, low pressure deformation events. Albitisation of psammitic units is common.

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10 valid minerals.

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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Statherian
1600 - 1800 Ma
Soldiers Cap Group

Age: Statherian (1600 - 1800 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Soldiers Cap Group

Description: Gneiss and schist commonly migmatitic; quartzite, feldspathic quartzite, pegmatite; minor amphibolite, banded iron formation.

Comments: high grade metamorphic rock; metasedimentary siliciclastic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: High grade metamorphic rock; metasedimentary 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]

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References

Rubenach, M. J. & Lewthwaite (2002): Metasomatic albitites and related biotite rich schists from a low pressure polymetamorphic terrane, Snake Creek Anticline, Mount Isa Inlier, north-eastern Australia: microstructures and P-T-d paths. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 20, 191-202

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