Citation

Owen, H.B., 1949. Occurrence of black sand at Port Essington, Northern Territory of Australia. Record  1949/089. Bureau of Mineral Resources, Geology and Geophysics, Canberra.

Abstract

Black sand on beaches in Knocker Bay, near Black Point, and at Record Bay, Port Essington, has been noticed from time to time by Captain F.E. Wells, who mentioned these occurrences to the writer. Opportunity was taken during a recent visit to the locality to secure a sample from the beach at Record Point. The presence of black sand on a narrow beach between Black and Reef Points was confirmed by observations from the ship through binoculars. The locality, general geology of the area, and the occurrence of black sand at Record Point are described in this report. The results of the laboratory examination of the sample are recorded.
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Date (publication)

1949

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Geology

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East bound
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1996-10-30

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