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White well, Eudamullah Station, Upper Gascoyne Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 24° 28' 30'' South , 116° 2' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -24.47500,116.03333
GeoHash:G#: qedsb2kyu
Locality type:Well
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


An area where white to pink corundum crystals to several cm have been mined on a small scale from schists (Kapitany, pers. comm.).
Pale-blue cordierite also occurs in phlogopite schist near White Well, 30km north-west of Yinnietharra, Western Australia. Associated minerals are corundum, dravite, and sillimanite, accessory zircon and rutile. The cordierite is in translucent masses to 8 • 8 • 4 cm with vitreous lustre, The host phlogopite is in brown flakes to 1 cm.

Discovered around 1970 by the Kempton brothers, 4 kilometres south of Mount Yaragner and 1.5 kilometres from the south-western end of the Lockier Range.
The cordierite is contained within outcropping rims of two brown phlogopite schist bodies, filled with phlogopite debris.


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8 valid minerals.

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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 896216
colluvium 38491

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Description: Colluvium and/or residual deposits, sheetwash, talus, scree; boulder, gravel, sand; may include minor alluvial or sand plain deposits, local calcrete and reworked laterite

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]

Paleoproterozoic
1600 - 2500 Ma



ID: 3187792
Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Gascoyne Complex

Comments: Capricorn Orogen

Lithology: Amphibolite grade paragneiss

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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Tom Kapitany, pers. comm.
Pryce, M.W. (1973): Low-iron Cordierite in Phlogopite Schist from
White Well, Western Australia, Mineralogical Magazine (1973):39: 241-243

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