Kata Tjuta (Mount Olga) - Northern Territory, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member netdust
S 25° 17.507 E 130° 44.369
52J E 675130 N 7201607
Quick Description: Kata Tjuta had a similar formation process as Uluru 16 miles away, and is equally impressing.
Location: Northern Territory, Australia
Date Posted: 12/1/2014 1:49:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMN0AQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
Kata Tjuta, meaning "many heads" in the Anangu language, is one of the large rock formations in the Uluru / Kata Tjuta National Park.

550 million years ago, creeks from the nearby mountains brought water-smoothed rock to the surrounding plains and deposited them there in fan-like shapes in kilometer-thick layers. About 50 million years later, the plains had become the bottom of a sea. The deposited rocks were compressed by the increasing weight of sediments from the sea to become a layer of conglomerate rock. The rock layer was later slightly tilted by geological forces and its upper tip exposed by weathering of the surrounding softer rock. Cracks and joints in the rock layer were especially subject to erosion. Thus, the distintive dome structure was formed. In summary, Kata Tjuta is the uppermost part of a huge rock layer that probably continues below the ground for up to 5 to 6 kilometres.

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Waymark is confirmed to be publicly accessible: yes

Parking Coordinates: S 25° 17.094 E 130° 43.566

Access fee (In local currency): 25.00

Requires a high clearance vehicle to visit.: no

Requires 4x4 vehicle to visit.: no

Public Transport available: no

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