|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||25° 35' 19'' South , 118° 12' 33'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-25.58879,118.20932|
|Köppen climate type:||BWh : Hot deserts climate|
A Variscite deposit, 100 kilometres north north-west of Meekatharra, immediately north of the Robinson Ranges.
Dimble Creek 1 is 8 kilometres north-west of the Mount Padbury homestead.
At the site, variscite forms green encrustations over deeply weathered, high magnesium metabasalt, and ultramafic to mafic schists of the Narracoota Formation.
1 valid mineral.
Rock Types Recorded
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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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1600 - 2500 Ma
|Paleoproterozoic sedimentary and volcanic rocks|
Age: Proterozoic (1600 - 2500 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Glengarry Group
Comments: Naberru 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. 
1800 - 2050 Ma
Age: Orosirian (1800 - 2050 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Narracoota Formation
Description: Basalt with local pillow structures and hyaloclastite, dolerite sills which are commonly rhythmically layered, peridotite, pyroxenite, and leuco- meso- and melano-gabbro; mafic and ultramafic schist, minor jasperoidal chert, and local volcaniclastics
Comments: igneous mafic volcanic; igneous ultramafic intrusive; synthesis of multiple published descriptions
Lithology: Igneous mafic volcanic; igneous ultramafic 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).