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Whyalla Salt (BHP Leases), Whyalla, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 32° 58' 40'' South , 137° 35' 52'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -32.97778,137.59778
GeoHash:G#: r41u7heds
Köppen climate type:BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate


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Alternative Label Names

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Whyalla, Eure Peninsula, South Australia

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1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Halite
Formula: NaCl
Reference: Ludbrook N. H., (1980), A Guide to The Geology and Mineral Resources of South Australia, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 3 - Halides
'Halite'3.AA.20NaCl

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 9 - NORMAL HALIDES
AX
Halite9.1.1.1NaCl

List of minerals for each chemical element

NaSodium
Na HaliteNaCl
ClChlorine
Cl HaliteNaCl

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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Holocene
0 - 0.0117 Ma



ID: 701532
alluvium 38485

Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)

Description: Channel and flood plain alluvium; gravel, sand, silt, clay; may be locally calcreted

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]

Neoproterozoic
541 - 1000 Ma



ID: 3186197
Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Neoproterozoic (541 - 1000 Ma)

Comments: Adelaide Fold Belt

Lithology: Sandstone,shale,limestone,siltstone,tillite,dolomite

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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Record of mines - Summary card No:9, Port Augusta SI 5304
Ludbrook N. H., (1980), A Guide to The Geology and Mineral Resources of South Australia, Government Printer, Adelaide, South Australia.


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