Flinders Island (South Australia)
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Flinders Island is an island in the Investigator Group off the coast of South Australia. It was named by Matthew Flinders after his younger brother Samuel Flinders, a midshipman on HMS Investigator in 1801. It is part of the Investigator Group Important Bird Area.
The island has been subject to diamond exploration following the discovery of a wide range of kimberlite indicator minerals there. These minerals include chromite, pyrope, diopside, picroilmenite, forsterite, orthopyroxene, as well as small diamonds.
- BirdLife International. (2011). Important Bird Areas factsheet: Investigator Islands. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 12/07/2011.
- Cooper, S.A., 2004. New diamond field discovered in SA. MESA Journal 24, 6-9. Primary Industries & Resources South Australia publication.
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