|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||35° 1' 6'' South , 117° 52' 6'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-35.01835,117.86847|
|Köppen climate type:||Csb : Warm-summer Mediterranean climate|
Mount Melville is in central Albany, and there is a small overgrown quarry, just east of the summit. It contains grey syenogranite, with large well formed grey to pink megacrysts, and locally minor black xenoliths. Locally known as Albany Granite, more information of which can be found under the Mount Clarence Quarry Mindat locality.
There was once a monument workshop here using the material from the quarry, but has been abandoned for many years, with material now sourced from north of Albany.
3 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
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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1000 - 1600 Ma
|felsic intrusives 72695|
Age: Mesoproterozoic (1000 - 1600 Ma)
Description: Undifferentiated felsic intrusives; may be strongly deformed
Comments: igneous felsic intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Igneous felsic intrusive
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). 
|Ectasian - Statherian|
1200 - 1800 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic-Mesoproterozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (1200 - 1800 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Biranup Complex
Comments: Albany-Fraser Orogen
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.