Aviemore (Waitangi Station; Lake Aviemore), Waimate District, Canterbury Region, South Island, New Zealand
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||44° 36' 10'' South , 170° 18' 0'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-44.60281,170.30012|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Selenite crystals found in the camping area by Lake Aviemore, near the Waitangi Station homestead. During wet weather the tracks into the camping area become dug up exposing crystals, and may also be found in road banks in the immediate area.
Ferro-axinite listed on Mindat relates to (Mansergh and Watters, 1970), however the reference could not be accessed. The species may not relate specifically to the selenite site. Pale brown ferro-axinite in quartz and prehnite veins, hosted by prehnite-pumpyellite metagreywacke
2 valid minerals.
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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|Holocene - Late Pleistocene|
0 - 0.126 Ma
|OIS1 (Holocene) fan deposits|
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 0.126 Ma)
Comments: Holocene river deposits. Age based on geomorphic estimate
Reference: Heron, D.W. . Geology Map of New Zealand 1:250 000. GNS Science Geological Map 1. 
5.333 - 23.03 Ma
Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Maui Supergroup; Manuherikia Group; Manuherikia Group
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.