Thomas River

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Thomas
Location
CountryAustralia
StateWestern Australia
RegionGascoyne
Physical characteristics
SourceTeano Range
 ⁃ locationsouth of Double Peak
 ⁃ coordinates24°38′16″S 117°10′13″E / 24.63778°S 117.17028°E / -24.63778; 117.17028
 ⁃ elevation463 m (1,519 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Gascoyne River
 ⁃ location
near Landor Station homestead
 ⁃ coordinates
24°43′33″S 116°15′2″E / 24.72583°S 116.25056°E / -24.72583; 116.25056Coordinates: 24°43′33″S 116°15′2″E / 24.72583°S 116.25056°E / -24.72583; 116.25056
 ⁃ elevation
294 m (965 ft)
Length127 km (79 mi)
Discharge 
 ⁃ locationmouth
Basin features
River systemGascoyne River catchment
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The Thomas River is a river in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.

The headwaters of the river rise south of Double Peak and flows westwards, joined by two minor tributaries; Coondoondoo Creek and Pink Hills Creek. The river forms its confluence with the Gascoyne River near the Police Station Woolshed. The Thomas flows through the Murrumburra Pool on its way to the Gascoyne. The river descends 169 metres (554 ft) over its 127-kilometre (79 mi) course.[1]

Significant gold and tin deposits have been found in the Thomas River Gascoyne gold fields.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Map of Thomas River, WA". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2009.
  2. ^ Year Book Australia, 1910. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 2009.