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White Sands of Eighty Mile Beach and Red Sediments from De Grey River, Australia

20.3S 119.2E

November 23rd, 2010 Category: Rivers

Australia - November 9th, 2010

The whitish area along the coast of Western Australia is a sandy beach called the Eighty Mile Beach, so named for its length of approximately eighty miles.

To the west of the end of the beach is a reddish headland. Here, the De Grey River releases orange-red sediments into the ocean. The headland is part of Western Australia’s Pilbara (pronounced “Pillbra”) region, a large, dry, thinly populated region in the north of the state known for its vast mineral deposits, in particular iron ore.

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