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Buried Underground

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One of the interesting facts about Australia’s monoliths is that they are small above ground, with the bulk buried below. This is a partial shot of Kokerbin Rock that I took 2009. The rock is between the communities of Kellerberrin and Shackleton. Kokerbin Rock is 122 mtrs high, and is a grantire formation. Originally it was an indigenous birthing site, and therefore a women only site. As you approach Kokerbin from the east it even looks like a pregnant woman lying on her back.

Kokerbin is the third largest monolith in Australia, but what you see with teh eye is small compared to what geophysics has uncovered as buried below ground. Mt. Wudddina in South Australia is second largest, and the iconic Uluru is first.

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Uluru in 2014, and again, the bulk of it is buried or underground. And this is also a significant Indigenous site, and while it is a popular tourist destination it continues to be used, whereas Kokerbin is no longer used and is now a nature park.

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Grit

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S4300178_2_2.JPGTrue grit 🙂 a mixture of coarse sand, shell grit, and the fine particles of limestone, granite, and volcanic rock. Taken at Quarry Bay, Augusta. Looks great, a rainbow of colours. Sounds wonderful and crunchy when you walk on it, not so good in your shoes or between toes, and rough to sit on.

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