|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||22° 38' 39'' South , 115° 19' 27'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-22.64438,115.32433|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Has produced well formed ilmenorutile crystals but none have yet been seen as mineral specimens. Globe Hill itself is west south-west from the Nanutarra Roadhouse. The mine location is unclear. Government geologist, E.S. Simpson earlier in the Twentieth Century stated it was an albite pegmatite, the location was 2.41 kilometres from the former Globe Hill Station homestead on the south side of the Ashburton River. Around 1931, a prospector discovered alluvial cassiterite, which was traced to a pegmatite outcrop near Globe Hill. The pegmatite contains crystal forms of ilmenorutile and cassiterite. Eulytite was found as one centimetre gray masses.
11 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 sedimentary rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Wyloo Group
Comments: Ashburton Basin
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.