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Australia's Kimberly Plateau lies north of the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia in this LandSat 7 image. The elongated body of water in the north of this image is the Joseph Bonaparte Gulf, a backwater of the Timor Sea. The Durack, Chamberlain, and Ord Rivers wind their way northward to this gulf.

Some of the oldest rocks on Earth, together with the oldest mineral discovered, are located in Western Australia, which is also home to the Shark Bay stromatolites and the oldest microfossil stromatolites.

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