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Lake Rotokawa, Taupo, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand
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Latitude: 38°37'29"S
Longitude: 176°11'30"E
 
 
A 20000 year old volcanic area actively depositing gold, etc from hydrothermal solutions. Approximately 250kg of gold have been deposited in the last 1800 years. Acid lake with pH ~ 2

Mineral List

Acanthite
Actinolite
Albite
'Allanite'
Alunite
Alunogen
Anatase
Anhydrite
'Apatite'
Arsenic
Baryte
'Biotite'
Calcite
Chalcopyrite
'Chlorite Group'
Cinnabar
'Clinoptilolite'
Clinozoisite
Epidote
Galena
Gypsum
Hematite
'Heulandite'
Jarosite
Kaolinite
'K Feldspar
var: Adularia'

'Leucoxene'
Magnetite
var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Marcasite
'Meta-alunogen'
Metavoltine
'Monazite'
Mordenite
Muscovite
var: Illite

Natroalunite
Nontronite
'Obsidian'
Opal
Orpiment
Pyrite
Pyrrhotite
Quartz
var: Agate
Realgar
Rosickýite
'Smectite Group'
Sphalerite
Sulphur
Titanite
Wairakite


50 entries listed. 35 valid minerals.

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References

Railton, G.L. & Watters, W.A., Minerals of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey Bull. #104 (1990).
Econ Geol (1987)82:1109-1129

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