|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||24° 28' 30'' South , 116° 2' 0'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-24.47500,116.03333|
|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.
8 valid minerals.
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0 - 2.588 Ma
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)
Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
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). 
1600 - 2500 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Gascoyne Complex
Comments: Capricorn Orogen
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.