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Mount Wynne Creek, Ellendale, Derby-West Kimberley Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 17° 42' 44'' South , 124° 50' 22'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -17.71226,124.83957
GeoHash:G#: qubg0z96s
Locality type:Creek
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


Located 90 kilometres west north-west of Fitzroy Crossing. The deposit is concealed under 4-9 metres of overburden. Under this is 1-2 thick metres
thick gravel beds containing diamonds in a paleodrainage system. 10 small diamonds totalling 1.165 ct have been recovered, and are thought to have come from weathering of the Ellendale 4 pipe.

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1 valid mineral.

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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 734785
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]

Permian
252.17 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3186259
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Permian (252.17 - 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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References

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Fetherston, J.M., Stocklmayer, S., Stocklmayer, V.C. (2013): Gemstones of Western Australia-mineral resources bulletin 25, Geological Survey of Western Australia (2013): 28

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