|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||28° 14' 21'' South , 116° 42' 39'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-28.23907,116.71079|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
Discovered by O. Drew around 1932. GPS co-ordinates suggested are 474,319E 6,885,277N AGD66. Government geologist E.S. Simpson visited soon after. He describes small groups of beryl crystals embedded in quartz in a vein, and the adjacent band of biotite schist, as small prisms 2-20mm in diameter, white through greens to dark green emerald. He stated the best come close to gem quality but are cloudy and flawed. The pegmatite contains several pits. The main pegmatite is 4-5 metres wide, with an outer zone of muscovite, biotite and microcline, and the remainder of the pegmatite albite, microcline, quartz, muscovite, biotite, minor fluorite, and beryl, with a developed quartz core.
9 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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0 - 2.588 Ma
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 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). 
|Neoarchean - Mesoarchean|
2500 - 3200 Ma
|Archean sedimentary and volcanic rocks|
Age: Archean (2500 - 3200 Ma)
Comments: Yilgarn Craton
Lithology: Mafic-ultramafic volcanic rocks
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.