Cordilheira bungle bungle

cordilheira bungle bungle

What are the characteristics of the Bungle Bungle Range?

Description. The range is found on the plains fringing the eastern Kimberley region. The ranges consist of stacks of ancient seabeds with layers of dolomite contained throughout them. A 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) diameter circular topographic feature is clearly visible on satellite images of the Bungle Bungle Range .

What are the dark bands on the Bungle Bungle?

The darker bands are on the layers of rock which hold more moisture, and are a dark algal or cyanobacteria growth. The orange coloured layers are stained with iron and manganese mineral deposits contained within the sandstone. The Bungle Bungle Range formation occupies an area of approximately 450 square kilometres (174 sq mi).

Who owns the Bungle Bungle Range?

The Bungle Bungle Range formation occupies an area of approximately 450 square kilometres (174 sq mi). The traditional owners of the area are the Kija/Gidja peoples. Aboriginal people have been living in the area for over 20,000 years and continue to maintain a strong connection to this ancient landscape.

How were the Bungle Bungle domes formed?

These sedimentary formations were deposited into the Red Basin 375 to 350 million years ago, when active faults were altering the landscape. The combined effects of wind from the Tanami Desert and rainfall over millions of years shaped the domes. Aerial view of the Bungle Bungle range, May 2016.

What is the Bungle Bungle?

The bungle bungle. The Bungle Bungle or Bungle Bungle range is a sandstone landform located in the Purnululu National Park in the Kimberly region, north, Western Australia. The Bungle Bungle have been around for 350 million years and can be classified as one of the world’s most outstanding geographical features for its unusual shape,...

How to reach the Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park?

Bungle Bungle range is undoubtedly one of the most sought after tourist feature of the Purnululu National Park, which is a World Heritage. One can reach there by road, but the air is the preferred medium. The camping experience in the Bungle Bungle range is something to cherish for.

Is the Bungle Bungle Range the best available science?

At the time of publication, it represented the best available science. The orange and black towers of rock rising above deep green forest are almost as strange as their name: the Bungle Bungle Range.

How old are the Bungle Bungle ranges?

The sandstone formation of the Bungle Bungle ranges is estimated to be 350 million years old, give or take a few millions. Like the reefs at the Geikie and Windjana gorges the range was formed during the Devonian period. But the Bungle Bungle range isnt part of a reef. It is the sediment of an old river bed.

What is the history of the Bungle Bungle Range?

The aboriginal people of the area, known as the Karjaganujaru peoples have inhabited the area for over 20,000 years. This group of indigenous people continue to hold a strong connection with the Bungle Bungle Range and the surrounding area.

Where are the Bungle Bungle domes?

Approaching the Bungle Bungle range. The domes are located on the edge of the range. If you fly over the whole range you can see a new area of domes in the making as the erosion continues towards the centre of the massif. Not that well see it happen. That will be a few more million years...

How do I get to Bungle Bungle National Park?

The range and park itself can be explored by air and foot, with Bungle Bungle Scenic flights and guided walking tours offered by local tourism companies. Flights from Kununurra depart regularly and give a great view of the range as well as the scenic attractions through-out the entirety of the flight.

Is it Bungle Bungles or Bungle Bungle?

The commonly used name “Bungle Bungles” is incorrect with the technically correct name being a singular term “Bungle Bungle”. The local indigenous people who have lived in the area for 20,000 years called the area Purnululu which is the Kija word for sandstone.

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