Australia: The Land Where Time Began

A biography of the Australian continent 

Purnululu National Park

The main feature of this park is the beehive-shaped domed rock formations (formerly the Bungle Bubgles). It is part of the Bungle Bungle Range


Purnululu, Western Australia     Purnululu, Western Australia


Purnululu, Western Australia


South of Purnululu is the Wolfe Creek meteorite crater. 

China Wall

This is a white quartz formation that is believed to be part of the longest single fault in the world. It is situated 6 km north of Halls Creek, in Western Australia. 

This feature looks very much like a man-made structure though it is a natural formation. At 300 million years old, it is one of the oldest exposed quartz veins in Australia. It originated by precipitation of silica into a fracture in sandstone. Being more resistant than the surrounding sandstone, the surrounding sandstone has been eroded away to leave what appears to be a wall of silica blocks. It occurs in patches totalling 10 km in length. It looks like a miniature Great Wall of China.

China Wall white quartz formation, near Halls Creek, Western Australia


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