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Standley Chasm is the main attraction in an Aboriginal-owned flora and fauna reserve. This remarkable feature has been eroded along a relatively soft dolerite dyke that intruded a major crack in the Chewings Range Quartzite about 900 million years ago. The dolerite has since been eroded away, leaving sheer quartzite cliffs that tower above the creekbed. These are at their most spectacular an hour either side of noon when they glow with reflected sunlight.
Camera – Nikon D50; Lens – Nikon 70-200 VR zoom