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Kauaeranga Valley, Thames-Coromandel District, Waikato Region, North Island, New Zealandi
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Kauaeranga ValleyValley
Thames-Coromandel DistrictDistrict
Waikato RegionRegion
North Island- not defined -
New ZealandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 7' 13'' South , 175° 37' 48'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -37.12038,175.63009
GeoHash:G#: rckuud3yj
Area:30 km2
Locality type:Valley
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


The Kauaeranga Valley is 13 km to the east of the town of Thames, on the Coromandel Peninsula. There is approx 10km of sealed road followed by about 12 km of gravel road with some side tracks. The river bed is accessible from many pulloffs and parking areas along the road. There is also a number of formed and maintained walking tracks in the valley and numerous camping areas.
The valley is a catchment for a large area of andesitic, rhyolitic and sedimentary rocks many of which have been subject to hydrothermal alteration.

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Pacific OceanOcean
Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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8 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
'Chabazite'
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
Cinnabar
Formula: HgS
Reference: Railton, G.T., Watters, W.A. (1990) Minerals of New Zealand. New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin 104, 89 pages.
Ferro-edenite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: C. Johnson collection
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
Opal var: Common Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
'Petrified Wood'
Reference: C. Johnson collection
'Phillipsite'
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: C. Johnson collection
Quartz var: Amethyst
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
Quartz var: Jasper
Reference: C. Johnson collection

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Cinnabar2.CD.15aHgS
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Common Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
var: Amethyst4.DA.05SiO2
var: Jasper4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Ferro-edenite9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Petrified Wood'-
'Phillipsite'-
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Cinnabar2.8.14.1HgS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Chabazite'-
Ferro-edenite-{Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Opal
var: Common Opal
-SiO2 · nH2O
'Petrified Wood'-
'Phillipsite'-
'Pyroxene Group'-
Quartz
var: Amethyst
-SiO2
var: Jasper-SiO2

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Ferro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
H Opal (var: Common Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
OOxygen
O HematiteFe2O3
O QuartzSiO2
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
O Ferro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
O Opal (var: Common Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na Ferro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
MgMagnesium
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Ferro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Quartz (var: Amethyst)SiO2
Si Ferro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Si Opal (var: Common Opal)SiO2 · nH2O
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
SSulfur
S CinnabarHgS
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Ferro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
FeIron
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Ferro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
HgMercury
Hg CinnabarHgS

References

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Railton, G.T., Watters, W.A. (1990) Minerals of New Zealand. New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin 104, 89 pages.
Hayward, B.W. (1974) Geology and eruptive history of Table Mountain area, Coromandel Peninsula. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 17:2, 403-422.

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