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Wairakei, Taupo District, Waikato Region, North Island, New Zealand

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 38° 37' 8'' South , 176° 6' 14'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -38.61915,176.10404
GeoHash:G#: rcjhr3e51
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


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44 valid minerals. 1 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 1308091
Late Quaternary ignimbrite

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Pakihi Supergroup

Description: Non-welded, rhyolite ignimbrite and minor fall deposits; includes minor reworked deposits and dacite pumice on Macauley Island.

Comments: Zealandia Megasequence Extrusive and Intrusive Rocks (Neogene)

Lithology: Pyroclastic material, ash, rhyolite, dacite

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]

Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3187411
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Ignimbrite(s); felsic volcanic rocks; rhyolite

Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529. [154]

Late Pleistocene
0.0117 - 0.126 Ma



ID: 1336458
Oruanui Formation ignimbrite (Taupo Group) of Taupo Volcanic Centre

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 0.126 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Oruanui Formation

Description: Non-welded ignimbrite and phreatomagmatic fall deposits, and reworked ignimbrite.

Comments: Late Pleistocene igneous rocks. Age based on radiocarbon

Lithology: Major:: {ignimbrite},Minor:: {pumice, ash, gravel, sand, silt}

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

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Railton, G.T., Watters, W.A. (1990) Minerals of New Zealand. New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin 104, 89 pages.

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