The enigma of 3400 years BP coastal oolites in tropical northwest Western Australia… Why then, why there?
Hearty, P., O'Leary, M., Donald, A., & Lachlan, T. (2006). The enigma of 3400 years BP coastal oolites in tropical northwest Western Australia… why then, why there? Sedimentary Geology, 186(3-4), 171-185. doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2005.11.014
Oolites crop out along the northwestern coast of Western Australia at Port Smith, about 80 km SW of Broome. An oolitic coastal ridge truncated by marine erosion exposes subtidal, intertidal, and supratidal (aeolian) facies. The deposits are firmly indurated and composed of about 75% tangentially and moderately thickly layered, aragonitic ooid grains with over 90% quartz nuclei.