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Blina Diamond Project, Derby-West Kimberley Shire, Western Australia, Australiai
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Blina Diamond ProjectProject
Derby-West Kimberley ShireShire
Western AustraliaState
AustraliaCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 17° 24' 48'' South , 124° 42' 27'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -17.41334,124.70754
GeoHash:G#: qubsvvcrb
Owned/operated by:Gibb River Diamonds Limited
Locality type:Project
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.

Regions containing this locality

Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate
North Australian Element, AustraliaCraton
Kalkarindji Igneous Province, Northern Territory, AustraliaGeologic Province
Canning Basin, Western Australia, AustraliaBasin
King Leopold Orogen, Western Australia, AustraliaOrogen
Hooper Province, King Leopold Orogen, Western Australia, AustraliaGeologic Province

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded at this locality.


Mineral List


1 valid mineral.

Detailed Mineral List:

Diamond
Formula: C
Reference: http://www.gibbriverdiamonds.com

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Diamond1.CB.10aC

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Semi-metals and non-metals
Diamond1.3.6.1C

List of minerals for each chemical element

CCarbon
C DiamondC

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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Quaternary - Cenozoic
0 - 66 Ma



ID: 695465
dunes 38496

Age: Cenozoic (0 - 66 Ma)

Description: Dunes, sandplain with dunes and swales; may include numerous interdune claypans; may be locally gypsiferous

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]

Permian
251.902 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3186259
Paleozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (251.902 - 298.9 Ma)

Comments: Canning Basin

Lithology: Shale,sandstone,limestone,siltstone

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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