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Tokatoka, Kaipara District, Northland Region, North Island, New Zealand

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 3' 30'' South , 173° 58' 37'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -36.05847,173.97717
GeoHash:G#: rcedygy21
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

Contact-metamorphic mineralisation between andesite dikes and limestone of the Onerahi Formation (Lower Tertiary).
The harmotome and analcime described by Black (1969) are from andesite dikes at Rehia and Maungarahu in the Tokatoka district.

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31 valid minerals.

Regional Geology

This geological map and associated information on rock units at or nearby to the coordinates given for this locality is based on relatively small scale geological maps provided by various national Geological Surveys. This does not necessarily represent the complete geology at this locality but it gives a background for the region in which it is found.

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Early Miocene - Cretaceous
15.97 - 145 Ma

ID: 1310911
Northland Allochthon melange

Age: Phanerozoic (15.97 - 145 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Waka Supergroup

Description: Melange of mixed Early Cretaceous to Early Miocene lithologies in a sheared mudstone matrix, locally with included tectonic blocks of local and exotic origin; associated with Early Miocene emplacement of the Northland allochthon.

Comments: Zealandia Megasequence Allochthonous Rocks

Lithology: Melange

Reference: Edbrooke, S.W., Heron, D.W., Forsyth, P.J., Jongens, R. (compilers). Geology Map of New Zealand 1:1 000 000. GNS Science Geological Map 2. [12]

Aquitanian - Cenomanian
20.44 - 100.5 Ma

ID: 1357591
Melange of Northland Allochthon

Age: Phanerozoic (20.44 - 100.5 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Northland Allochthon

Description: Melange, comprising a matrix of sheared mudstone with included tectonic blocks of Northland Allochthon, Te Kuiti Group and Waitemata Group lithologies.

Comments: Allochthonous rocks

Lithology: Major:: {melange}

Reference: Heron, D.W. . Geology Map of New Zealand 1:250 000. GNS Science Geological Map 1. [13]

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Mason, B. (1957) Larnite, scawtite, and hydrogrossular from Tokatoka, New Zealand. American Mineralogist 42, 379-392.
Harker, R.I. (1965) Scawtite and its synthesis. Mineralogical Magazine, vol. 34, n° 268, 232-236 (referring to Mason, 1957).
Black, P.M. (1969) Rankinite and kilchoanite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. Mineralogical Magazine 37, 517-519.
Black, P.M. (1969) Harmotome from the Tokatoka district, New Zealand. Mineralogical Magazine 37, 453-458.
Baker, C.K. and Black, P.M. (1980) Assimilation and metamorphism at a basalt-limestone contact, Tokatoka, New Zealand. Mineralogical Magazine 43, 797-807.
Courtney, S.F. and Rodgers, K.A. (1988) Herschelite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Monatshefte 1988, 433-437.
Railton, G.L. & Watters, W.A. (1990) Minerals of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey Bull. #104 (in part).

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