|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||17° 24' 48'' South , 124° 42' 27'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-17.41334,124.70754|
|Owned/operated by:||Gibb River Diamonds Limited|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
A diamond bearing alluvial palaeochannel named Terrace 5 extends over some 40km of the project area. These are believed to have been weathered out of the lamproite pipe from the nearby Ellendale 9 mine.
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Commodity ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.
1 valid mineral.
Detailed Mineral List:
List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification
|Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS|
|Semi-metals and non-metals|
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 - Cenozoic|
0 - 66 Ma
Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)
Comments: regolith; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
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). 
251.902 - 298.9 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)
Comments: Canning Basin
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.