Yalgoo is a tiny settlement on the road from Geraldton to Mount Magnet. It is the ideal place to start an outback adventure.
A wonderful historic former goldmining town, Yalgoo houses many well
preserved buildings from the beginning of the last century. Once
located in the Day Dawn townsite near Cue, the Court House was
transported in 1921 to Yalgoo and is now a museum with displays of old
photographs, gold rush history, memorabilia and artefacts.
It is a great place to view native flora and fauna. Wildflowers such
as white, cream, yellow and pink everlastings can be viewed in the area
from late July to September
Thje Dominican Chapel of St Hyacinth was designed and built in 1920
by the famous priest and architect Monsignor John Hawes for the
Dominican Sisters when he brought them to Yalgoo to run the school.
This small meteorite impact crater located on Dalgaranga pastoral
station 75 km west of Mount Magnet (or north of Yalgoo). It is only 24
m in diameter and 3 m deep, making it Australia's smallest impact
crater (with exception of the smallest members of the Henbury crater
field). The discovery of fragments of mesosiderite stony-iron meteorite
around the crater confirms an impact origin, making this crater unique
as the only one known to have been produced by a mesosiderite
projectile. Asymmetries in the crater structure and the ejecta blanket
imply that the projectile impacted at low angle from the
south-southeast. The age is not accurately constrained but must be
young because it is so well preserved for its small size, and the
meteorite fragments have not weathered away; some authors suggest an
age of as young as 3000 years.