Diebil Hills - WA

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Position

DEG: -23.60648 122.38049
DMS: 23º 36' 23.33" S 122º 22' 49.78" E
UTM: 51 K 7389204mN 436798mE
Altitude: 502.92m

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Population - Place Name

Location

272.2kms East of Newman
382.66kms SouthEast of Marble Bar
395.83kms NorthEast of Wiluna
508.12kms NorthWest of Warburton

Address & Contact

Little Sandy Desert WA
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It was only 20 kilometres to the Diebil Hills turnoff and on reaching the “T”, we made the 18 km detour westwards. For a change we paralleled the dunes for 12 km and then, what a sight! From the usual vista of spinifex covered sandhills, a range of rocky hills just emerge from the sand, and I mean EMERGE! Like the ramparts of some long buried city, the sands just fall away from these rocky abutments that just swell into jagged saw tooth ranges. You have no warning of their arrival until you drive thru two dunes that are like a low wide gateway and there in front of you is the range. We were both gob smacked! The ranges continue to grow in size until they are more spectacular than the Durba hills. Again their base comprises steep scree slopes of jagged rock dotted with huge boulders that have fallen from the cliffs above. In many places the bottom most sections ofrock have slipped away leaving rock layers above hanging unsupported and forming a huge cavern, a portico almost. It looks like the work of some giant, mad stone mason. Several times we crossed rocky rises to pass thru gorges or passes into the back of the range. The worn rocks looking ancient and often revealing their history as a sea floor, wave patterns being apparent in what is now a fossilised sea floor. One particular area of rock face was striated in many different hues of red, white, black and orange.

We made our way to the end of the track where allegedly exists the Diebil spring. The site is a long gorge that cuts its way into the range. As it narrows, the floor is strewn with the huge boulders that have fallen from on high. I walked well into the gorge but couldn’t find any sign of a spring.
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Closest Weather Station

Telfer at 17/11:30pm WST
Distance from Diebil Hills 211.04km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
23.2°C18.9°C35%6.9°C1017.4hPa0.0mmSE19km/hr
10knots
22km/hr
12knots

Closest Climatic Station

Telfer Aero
Distance from Diebil Hills 211.04km N
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C40.638.637.334.529.125.325.328.432.737.039.440.2
Mean Min. °C26.025.423.920.615.311.910.612.516.520.823.425.4
Mean Rain mm49.1102.777.320.018.914.313.25.42.52.916.546.9

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