The Mitchell Plateau and Kalumburu

Wednesday, Jul 02, 2008 at 00:00


The Mitchell Plateau and Kalumburu June 2008 – a side trip from the Gibb River Road

The Mitchell Plateau is part of the Kimberley Plateau which encompasses the area north of and between the King Leopold Ranges and the Durack Ranges. This area is believed to have collided with mainland Australia around 1.8 billion years ago, with the ranges being formed by the collision and subsequent forces. The land was made up of sedimentary and volcanic materials. Due to the ancient nature of the rock, the only fossils are stromatolites. The northward movement of the Australian continent lifted this plateau, and caused some of the rivers to cut deep gorges.

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