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The Devonian Reefs of the Oscar Range surround the range's quartzite core.
|Elevation||325 m (1,066 ft)|
|Period||Proterozoic core / Devonian hills|
The Oscar Range is a small, low mountain range in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. It is approximately 40 km long and 6–8 km wide. The range sits on the edge of the Lennard Shelf.
The range is known for the fossil reefs that surround its peaks. These Devonian reefs are exceptionally well preserved.
In Devonian times, the peaks of the Oscar Range were emergent as islands. The grouping of islands has been referred to as the Mowambini Archipelago, based on the Aboriginal name for the Oscar Range. The islands were surrounded by stromatoporoid reefs, which have now been exposed by erosion.
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