Yilgarn Craton

The Yilgarn Craton is a large craton which constitutes the bulk of the Western Australian land mass. It is bounded by a mixture of sedimentary basins and Proterozoic fold and thrust belts. Zircon grains in the Jack Hills, Narryer Terrane have been dated at ~4.27 Ga, with one detrital zircon dated as old as 4.4 Ga.

Read more about Yilgarn CratonGeology, Western Gneiss Terrane, Murchison Province, Southern Cross Province, Eastern Goldfield Province, Bounding Terranes, Sedimentary Basin Cover, Regolith, Economic Geology

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