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Myrtle Springs, North Flinders Ranges, Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australiai
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February 14, 2012 Trevor Dart "Myrtle Springs is a large sheep station on the western side of the Northern Flinders Ranges, where the ranges stop and the flat plains of the Lake Torrens basin starts. This is sand dune country and the tektites are found sitting on the claypans between the dunes. What happens is, the winds move the dunes and the heavier stones such as these tektites are concentrated in the claypans between the shifting dunes. To find them all you do is walk along the claypan towards the sun and they stand out as green shiny specks on the ground. There is a large belt running across this part of South Australia where the tektites are found and they increase in availability in the sand dune country due to this concentration effect.

As far as the location is concerned - it could come under either Lake Torrens Basin area or Northern Flinders Ranges area as the station is sitting on the edge of these two districts."

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'Tektite var: Australite'
Reference: R. 0. Chalmers, E. P. Henderson, and Brian Mason (1976) Occurrence, Distribution, and Age of Australian Tektites, SMITHSONIAN CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE EARTH SCIENCES • NUMBER 17

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