Zircons of Jack Hills

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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, / CC BY 2.0
The oldest known terrestrial material on the surface of Earth, these crystals of zircon formed some 4.4 billion years ago. 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.

Location, GPS coordinates: 26.1829 S 116.9448 E
Categories: Rare natural materials, Geographical extremes
Values: Geology
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)
Where is located? Australia and Oceania, Australia, Western Australia, Mid West, the border of the Shire of Murchison and Shire of Meekatharra

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