|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||18° 22' 17'' South , 124° 36' 16'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-18.37140,124.60460|
|Köppen climate type:||BSh : Hot semi-arid (steppe) climate|
Within the Noonkanbah pastoral lease which is occupied by the Yungngora Aboriginal Community.
Exposed dumb-bell shaped lamproite and tuff pipe containing sandstone breccia. Extensive sampling only recovered 5 small diamonds and several microdiamonds.
A large vent, 1200 metres in diameter, showing coarse sandstone breccia in large sandy blocks, in a very sandy matrix. The summit of the hill is 400 metres wide of a 'floating reef' of undisturbed sandstone. The site contained chromite, chrome-diopside, Cr-pyrope and a few small diamonds from unexposed olivine lamproite lapilli tuff, and fine grained quartose tuff.
11 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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5.333 - 23.03 Ma
Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Fitzroy Volcanics
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). 
252.17 - 298.9 Ma
|Paleozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Permian (252.17 - 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.