Lake Rotokawa, Taupo, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||38° 37' 29'' South , 176° 11' 30'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-38.62472,176.19167|
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
40 valid minerals.
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0 - 2.588 Ma
|Late Quaternary ignimbrite|
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Pakihi Supergroup, Ruaumoko Volcanic Region
Comments: Zealandia Megasequence Extrusive and Intrusive Rocks (Neogene)
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. 
0 - 0.0117 Ma
|Taupo Pumice Formation of Taupo Volcanic Centre|
Age: Anthropocene (0 - 0.0117 Ma)
Reference: Heron, D.W. . Geology Map of New Zealand 1:250 000. GNS Science Geological Map 1. 
Econ Geol (1987)82:1109-1129