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Zircons of Jack Hills

Conglomerate from Jack Hills with 4.4 billion years old zircon crystals
Conglomerate from Jack Hills with 4.4 billion years old zircon crystals. / Graeme Churchard, Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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The oldest known terrestrial material on the surface of Earth, these crystals of zircon formed some 4.4 billion years ago. The oldest crystal was found on Erawandoo Hill – 4,404 million years old. Exploration of this material provides new information about the early history of Earth.

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GPS coordinates
26.1829 S 116.9448 E
Location, address
Australia and Oceania, Australia, Western Australia, Mid West, the border of the Shire of Murchison and Shire of Meekatharra
Rare natural materials, Geographical extremes

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