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Paraburdoo Iron ore mine, Paraburdoo, Ashburton Shire, Western Australia, Australia

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 23° 14' 2'' South , 117° 35' 55'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -23.23392,117.59872
GeoHash:G#: qegeu42u8
Owned/operated by:Rio Tinto Group (100%)
Locality type:Mine
Köppen climate type:BWh : Hot deserts climate


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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 819345
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]

Neoarchean
2500 - 2800 Ma



ID: 3191932
Archean sedimentary and volcanic rocks

Age: Neoarchean (2500 - 2800 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Fortescue Group

Comments: Hamersley Basin

Lithology: Mafic volcanic rocks; conglomerate,carbonate,sandstone,shale

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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