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Whitianga Road cutting (Whitianga Hill), Whitianga, Coromandel peninsula, Thames-Coromandel District, Waikato Region, New Zealandi
Regional Level Types
Whitianga Road cutting (Whitianga Hill)- not defined -
Whitianga- not defined -
Coromandel peninsulaPeninsula
Thames-Coromandel DistrictDistrict
Waikato RegionRegion
New ZealandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
36° 45' 33'' South , 175° 43' 33'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
Whitianga3,367 (2011)8.6km
Coromandel1,502 (2014)20.5km
Tairua1,588 (2011)30.7km
Pauanui749 (2011)31.2km
Thames7,136 (2014)45.3km

A former road metal quarry on a hairpin curve on the Whitianga - Kuaotunu road. Mineralisation occurs in the old quarry faces to the west and also in the stream draining downhill to the east.
1/ Road widening has resulted in the dumping of a large amount of mineralised rock into the area inside the hairpin curve.
2/ The old rock dumping area to the west before the hairpin curve has been rehabilitated and turned into an access road for a new housing development.

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List

5 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Formula: FeAsS
Reference: P A2-8, Essence of (NZ) Microscope, 2005 ed.
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: P A2-8, Essence of (NZ) Microscope, 2005 ed.
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: P A2-8, Essence of (NZ) Microscope, 2005 ed.
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: P A2-8, Essence of (NZ) Microscope, 2005 ed.
Formula: FeS2
Reference: P A2-8, Essence of (NZ) Microscope, 2005 ed.
Formula: SiO2
Reference: P A2-8, Essence of (NZ) Microscope, 2005 ed.
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: P A2-8, Essence of (NZ) Microscope, 2005 ed.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Group 9 - Silicates
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
C CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O CalciteCaCO3
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si QuartzSiO2
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S ArsenopyriteFeAsS
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe ArsenopyriteFeAsS
As ArsenopyriteFeAsS

Other Regions, Features and Areas containg this locality

Australian PlateTectonic Plate
New Zealand

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