Geology

Mandurah: Thrombolites, Original Oxygen Source for Life on Earth

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Thrombolites

Living Rocks

Thrombolites, Lake Clifton, Western Australia Thrombolites, ‘living rocks’, are the most common form of microbialites, which are rock-like structures built by micro-organisms. One of the few places in the world where the thrombolites grow is at Lake Clifton in Western Australia’s Yalgorup National Park which is located 32 kilometres south of… Continue reading

Australia: An Island of Diversity

Courtesy of Wikipedia.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia_%28continent%29

Australia (also known as Sahul, Australinea and Meganesia) is the smallest of the world’s continents, comprising the Australian mainland and proximate islands including Tasmania, New Guinea, the Aru Islands and Raja Ampat Islands. Australia and these nearby islands, all part of the same geological landmass, are separated by seas overlying the continental… Continue reading

Watarrka National Park: Kings Canyon

I visited Kings Canyon today and was deeply impressed by the fact that it is 350 million years old. A large crack appeared through natural forces and the canyon was formed. Originally this place was covered by an inland sea and you can see the ripples etched into the rocks. Moreover, the sand crystalised and… Continue reading

Kata Tjuta (Olga’s) Profile and Spiritual Stories

Courtesy of Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kata_Tjuta

Kata Tjuta, sometimes written Tjuṯa (Kata Joota), and also known as Mount Olga (or colloquially as The Olgas), are a group of large domed rock formations or bornhardts located about 365 km (227 mi) southwest of Alice Springs, in the southern part of the Northern Territory, central Australia. Uluru, 25 km… Continue reading

A Factual Profile of Uluru

For those who like to evaluate the facts, here are some facts about Uluru:

# Ayers Rock is located in the middle of Australia, in fact very close to the actual geographical centre.
# Geographical coordinates: 25°20’41″ S, 131°01’57″ E.
# Ayers Rock is not the world’s largest monolith. This title belongs to Mt Augustus… Continue reading

Being at Uluru

Yesterday whilst I was walking around Uluru and observing the other people, some climbing, some walking. I asked the ancestral spirits for permission to climb the rock, I wanted to be respectful of their customs as the big sign was saying they don’t want people climbing the rock and they had fears of people falling.… Continue reading

The Ochre Track of My Dreaming

I visited the Simpson’s Gap which is 5 minutes from where I am staying. It was unbelievably inspiring. I cried as I took in this monolithic vision. I have travelled the world but never seen sights like this. I felt to write a poem to try and find the words, as I was speechless on… Continue reading

West MacDonnell Ranges: Peace in Ormiston Gorge

Got up at 9am and had a call from Keith asking if I would like some pancakes. I explained I was waiting for Chris to come and I would follow him to Keith’s place. Keith lives 15 km out of Alice Springs.

I had a really nice breakfast with Nicki and we talked about friends… Continue reading

MacDonnell Ranges Tower over Alice Springs

I was amazed to have my first glance at the MacDonnell Ranges, a huge mountain range that towered over Alice Springs. I was driving and twisting my head to really look at them. My feeling was the awesome presence of these mountains. It felt to me a sacred place.

Courtesy of Wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacDonnell_Ranges

The MacDonnell… Continue reading

Australia: Largest Producer of the World’s Opals

Spoke to an expert on opals, really interesting subject. Here is some information.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opal

Australia produces around 97% of the world’s opal. 90% is called ‘light opal’ or white and crystal opal. White makes up 60% of the opal productions but cannot be found in all of the opal fields. Crystal opal or pure hydrated… Continue reading

 

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