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Ellendale 6, Ellendale, Derby-West Kimberley Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 17° 38' 39'' South , 124° 52' 22'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -17.64443,124.87305
GeoHash:G#: qubg9ecv8
Locality type:Occurrence
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


At 106 Ha, it is the largest undeveloped lamproite intrusion in the Ellendale field. It is an olivine-leucite lamproite, with a large tongue of pyroclastic material extending north-west. Sampling has produced 11 diamonds weighing 0.61 ct.

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2 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: Fetherston, J.M., Stocklmayer, S.M., Stocklmayer, V.C. (2013) Gemstones of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 25, 306 pages.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Fetherston, J.M., Stocklmayer, S.M., Stocklmayer, V.C. (2013) Gemstones of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 25, 306 pages.
'Lamproite'
Reference: Fetherston, J.M., Stocklmayer, S.M., Stocklmayer, V.C. (2013) Gemstones of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 25, 306 pages, at p.28.
Leucite
Formula: K(AlSi2O6)
Reference: Fetherston, J.M., Stocklmayer, S.M., Stocklmayer, V.C. (2013) Gemstones of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 25, 306 pages.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
'Diamond'1.CB.10aC
Group 9 - Silicates
'Leucite'9.GB.05K(AlSi2O6)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Lamproite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework Feldspathoids and related species
Leucite76.2.2.1K(AlSi2O6)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Lamproite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DiamondC
OOxygen
O LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
AlAluminium
Al LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
SiSilicon
Si LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)
KPotassium
K LeuciteK(AlSi2O6)

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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Miocene
5.333 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 750550
Fitzroy Volcanics

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Fitzroy Volcanics

Description: Leucite lamproite, olivine lamproite, lapilli and chaotic tuffs

Comments: igneous lamproites; igneous volcanic; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Igneous lamproites; igneous volcanic

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]

Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3186259
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Comments: Canning Basin

Lithology: Shale,sandstone,limestone,siltstone

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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Fetherston, J.M., Stocklmayer, S.M., Stocklmayer, V.C. (2013) Gemstones of Western Australia. Geological Survey of Western Australia, Mineral Resources Bulletin 25, 306 pages at p.28.


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