Agates

 

Wyloo Agate

 

Also known as Ashburton Agate.

 

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Wyloo Agate occurs close to the Ashburton River on Wyloo Station
which is about 160 km WNW of the iron ore mining town of Paraburdoo.

 

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The dolomite host rocks are about 2 billion years old
however a major tectonic event about 900 million years ago most likely created the environment that produced this agate.
Associated with this deposit are many cavities lined with clear quartz crystals.

 

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