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Submitted: Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 19:14
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When one is wandering around this incredible land we call home we often come across things that look.......well different. This was one of those things for us.
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Reply By: RMD - Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 19:23

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 19:23
A meteorite? They have pock marks on their surface. Obviously chosen as different by those who placed the trim on top.
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Follow Up By: batsy - Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 19:26

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 19:26
Ah not a meteorite RMD as I understand it. Quite different actually.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 19:47

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 19:47
Looks like limestone.

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Follow Up By: batsy - Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 19:49

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 19:49
Yes Greg marine limestone I believe but there is more to the full answer.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 20:07

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 20:07
Could be a fossil on top of the limestone ? No idea where it is.

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Follow Up By: batsy - Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 20:10

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 20:10
Yes again Greg there are fossils but still not the correct full answer.
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Reply By: Member - Mark (Tamworth NSW) - Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 20:03

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 20:03
Karst Limetone to be more narrow?
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Follow Up By: batsy - Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 20:12

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 20:12
Mark I don't believe it is Karst limestone but may be corrected later. Certainly no Karst limestone in this area.
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Reply By: Member - Jim S1 - Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 20:21

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 20:21
Fossilised reef ?

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Follow Up By: batsy - Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 20:23

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 20:23
Jim I guess it could be but not the answer.
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Reply By: gke - Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 20:53

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 20:53
Fossilised stromatolites?
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Follow Up By: batsy - Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 20:57

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 20:57
Good guess Graham but not correct this time.
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Reply By: Member - JOHN C16 - Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 21:23

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 21:23
Cambrian Pancakes- stacks of Cambrian marine limestone. Looks like Riversleigh QLD.
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Follow Up By: batsy - Friday, May 22, 2020 at 07:45

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 07:45
Again you are correct John C16 as they are indeed Cambrian Pancakes. The close up rock shows the impregnated crustaceans & behind on the escarpment the pancake formations.
Well done for name & place. You & Stephen would be a top team.
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Reply By: OzzieCruiser - Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 22:04

Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 22:04
Thats easy - what is it? A pile of rocks.
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Follow Up By: batsy - Friday, May 22, 2020 at 07:47

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 07:47
Yes but a particular type of pile of rocks. John C16 above has the answer & place.
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Reply By: Member - JOHN C16 - Friday, May 22, 2020 at 08:03

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 08:03
Another oddity.

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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Friday, May 22, 2020 at 12:46

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 12:46
Is it a quartz outcrop?
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Follow Up By: Member - Don & Kathie M (TAS) - Friday, May 22, 2020 at 15:24

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 15:24
Limestone Gorge in Gregory National Park?
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Follow Up By: Member - JOHN C16 - Friday, May 22, 2020 at 16:54

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 16:54
Yes it is Limestone Gorge. Well done Don & Kathie.

The white stuff is calcium carbonate or calcite. The formation is a calcite flow.



Fossilised stromatolites can also be seen from the calcite flow lookout.



Limestone gorge also has tufa dams, a beautiful billabong and an interesting ridge walk from the old campground.



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Reply By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Friday, May 22, 2020 at 10:30

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 10:30
Could be salt leeching out of the surrounding area.

But in the Little Sandy Desert we encountered a seam of white ochre that looked like that but different topography and surrounding rock.
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Follow Up By: Member - JOHN C16 - Friday, May 22, 2020 at 11:25

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 11:25
Good thinking Dunc, but the white stuff is not salt or ochre.

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Follow Up By: Life Member - Duncan W (WA) - Friday, May 22, 2020 at 12:23

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 12:23
Got it !!!!!!!!! It's the dumping ground for all that stockpiled dunny paper! LOL
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Follow Up By: OBJ - Friday, May 22, 2020 at 16:26

Friday, May 22, 2020 at 16:26
Correct, Dunc. Ditched there by the bloke who tried to get a refund on the 800 rolls he bought at the start of the Covid thing, and the Supermarket refused to give him a refund.
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