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Yallalie Crater, Badgingarra, Dandaragan Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 30° 16' 12'' South , 115° 27' 36'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -30.27000,115.46000
GeoHash:G#: qdd5g3e2k
Locality type:Crater
Köppen climate type:Csa : Hot-summer Mediterranean climate

North of Badgingarra, near the Brand Highway, however a visit is likely to dis-appoint. The surface expression is a low circular 12 kilometre diameter depression.

It was discovered during oil exploration by Ampol, who suggested an impact crater.

It is hosted in Mesozoic rocks, and the depression extends for 2 kilometres below the surface, including a central uplift region, 3 to 4 kilometres in diameter. There are five concentric rings surrounding a single magnetic peak, in the centre of the structure.

No minerals currently recorded for this locality.

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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Cretaceous - Jurassic
66 - 201.3 Ma

ID: 3187905
Mesozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Mesozoic (66 - 201.3 Ma)

Comments: Perth Basin

Lithology: Sedimentary rocks

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]

Tithonian - Bathonian
145 - 168.3 Ma

ID: 708387
Yarragadee Formation

Age: Jurassic (145 - 168.3 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Yarragadee Formation

Description: Fine to coarse-grained, poorly sorted feldspathic sandstone, thin beds of shale, sitlstone; minor conglomerate and coal present.

Comments: sedimentary siliciclastic; organic-rich rock; synthesis of multiple published descriptions

Lithology: Sedimentary siliciclastic; organic-rich rock

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]

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Haines, P.W. (2005), Impact Cratering and Distal Ejecta: The Australian Record, Geological Survey of Western Australia, Australian Journal of Earth Sciences, 52, pp 481-507, September 2005

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