Augustus Island

Augustus Island

At 190 km² in area Augustus Island is the largest of the several thousand islands that are spread along the coast of the Kimberley. The irregularly-shaped island is located on the south side of the large Brunswick Bay, to which the eastern coast of Augustus Island form the southern limit. The west side of the island faces the Camden Sound, with the southeast facing the Port George IV. It is separated from the mainland by the Rogers Strait.

The island measures up to 22 km in length, north to south, and has a maximum width of 16 km. The interior is rocky, being composed mainly of weathered quartz sandstones. Like many of the islands in the region, the landscape is marked by a myriad of long grooves and fissures (see large size images).

image: earth sciences and image analysis laboratory, nasa johnson space center

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