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Bickers Quarry (Simpkins Quarry), Tokatoka, Kaipara District, Northland Region, North Island, New Zealandi
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Bickers Quarry (Simpkins Quarry)Quarry
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 36° 2' 19'' South , 174° 1' 49'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -36.03888,174.03043
GeoHash:G#: rcefbpm46
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Ruawai477 (2011)10.5km
Dargaville4,672 (2011)17.7km
Maungaturoto790 (2011)31.0km
Maungatapere1,007 (2011)35.6km
Kaiwaka565 (2011)40.3km


Located 10 kilometres south-east of Dargaville, as a small disused quarry.

The site contains a small volcanic plug in augite angesite with minerals found at the contact between the Manukau Breccia Formation and limestone.

Analcime as extremely clear, uncommon dodedahedrons. Acicular apatite associated with herschelite and chlorite, often hidden under a coating of the latter, and less commonly supporting herschelite crystals. Barite associated with chlorite in weathered zones as tabular whitish crystals and sometimes rosettes. Chlorite found by itself, as minute rosettes, or scales covering apatite needles. Gypsum sprays in weathered yellowish basalt. Herschelite skewered by apatite needles as whitish hexagonal prisms. Natrolite found only at the contact zone, often associated with analcime as well terminated acicular crystals. Pyrite, often semi hidden and inamongst other species, as rounded indistinct iridescent forms. Siderite botroyoidal and sometimes bow-ties. Tremolite as a background mineral to others as extremely fine hair like threads.

Regions containing this locality

Pacific OceanOcean
Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Courtney, S.F. & Rodgers, K.A. (1988): Herschelite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 1988, 10, 433-437.
'Apatite'
Reference: Courtney, S.F. & Rodgers, K.A. (1988): Herschelite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 1988, 10, 433-437.
Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Thornton, J. (Ed.), Micro-Scope, Issue no. 20, November 1996
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Courtney, S.F. & Rodgers, K.A. (1988): Herschelite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 1988, 10, 433-437.
Chabazite-Na
Formula: (Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Reference: Courtney, S.F., Rodgers, K.A. (1988) Herschelite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 1988, 10, 433-437. Von Blaramberg, K. (1987) Micro Minerals Field Trips, Symposium 1987.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Courtney, S.F. & Rodgers, K.A. (1988): Herschelite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 1988, 10, 433-437.
Gonnardite
Formula: (Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Reference: Courtney, S.F. & Rodgers, K.A. (1988): Herschelite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 1988, 10, 433-437.
Gypsum
Formula: CaSO4 · 2H2O
Reference: Thornton, J. (Ed.), Micro-Scope, Issue no. 20, November 1996
Harmotome
Formula: (Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Reference: Courtney, S.F. & Rodgers, K.A. (1988): Herschelite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 1988, 10, 433-437.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Courtney, S.F. & Rodgers, K.A. (1988): Herschelite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 1988, 10, 433-437.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Courtney, S.F. & Rodgers, K.A. (1988): Herschelite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 1988, 10, 433-437.
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: Courtney, S.F. & Rodgers, K.A. (1988): Herschelite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 1988, 10, 433-437.
Orthoclase
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Courtney, S.F. & Rodgers, K.A. (1988): Herschelite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 1988, 10, 433-437.
'Phillipsite'
Reference: Courtney, S.F. & Rodgers, K.A. (1988): Herschelite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 1988, 10, 433-437.
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Thornton, J. (Ed.), Micro-Scope, Issue no. 20, November 1996
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Courtney, S.F. & Rodgers, K.A. (1988): Herschelite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 1988, 10, 433-437.
Thomsonite-Ca
Formula: NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Reference: Courtney, S.F. & Rodgers, K.A. (1988): Herschelite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 1988, 10, 433-437.
Tremolite
Formula: ☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Von Blaramberg, K (1987) Micro Minerals Field Trips, Symposium 1987.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Gypsum7.CD.40CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Chabazite-Na9.GD.10(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Gonnardite9.GA.05(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Harmotome9.GC.10(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Orthoclase9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Thomsonite-Ca9.GA.10NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Tremolite9.DE.10☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Apatite'-
'Chlorite Group'-
'Phillipsite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 29 - HYDRATED ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4·xH2O
Gypsum29.6.3.1CaSO4 · 2H2O
Group 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Tremolite66.1.3a.1☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Orthoclase76.1.1.1K(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Gonnardite77.1.5.7(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Harmotome77.1.3.5(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Apatite'-
Aragonite-CaCO3
Chabazite-Na-(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
'Chlorite Group'-
'Phillipsite'-
Thomsonite-Ca-NaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
H Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
H Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
H Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
H Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O AragoniteCaCO3
O GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
O Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
O Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
O OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
O SideriteFeCO3
O Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
O Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Na Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Na Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Na Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Al Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Al Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Al OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Al Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
SiSilicon
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
Si Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Si Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Si OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
Si Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Si Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
SSulfur
S GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
S PyriteFeS2
S BaryteBaSO4
KPotassium
K Chabazite-Na(Na2,K2,Ca,Sr,Mg)2[Al2Si4O12]2 · 12H2O
K Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
K OrthoclaseK(AlSi3O8)
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca GypsumCaSO4 · 2H2O
Ca Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Ca Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O
Ca Thomsonite-CaNaCa2[Al5Si5O20] · 6H2O
Ca Tremolite☐{Ca2}{Mg5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
TiTitanium
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe SideriteFeCO3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba Harmotome(Ba0.5,Ca0.5,K,Na)5[Al5Si11O32] · 12H2O

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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3186709
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Gravel,sand

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]

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]

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

References

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Von Blaramberg, K. (1987) Micro Minerals Field Trips, Symposium 1987.
Courtney, S.F. , Rodgers, K.A. (1988) Herschelite from Tokatoka, New Zealand. N. Jb. Miner. Mh., 1988, 10, 433-437.
Thornton, J. (Ed.) Micro-Scope, Issue no. 20, November 1996.


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