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Mount Evans, Canaan, Tasman Region, South Island, New Zealand

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 57' 3'' South , 172° 54' 19'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -40.95087,172.90550
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

Contact-metamorphic molybdenum deposit.

Molybdenum associated with bismuth mineralisation, particularly aikinite, in the Separation Point Granite Batholith.

Now part of the Abel Tasman National Park.

Mineral List

7 valid minerals.

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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Cenomanian - Berriasian
93.9 - 145 Ma

ID: 1357557
Separation Point Suite equigranular hornblende biotite granodiorite

Age: Cretaceous (93.9 - 145 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Separation Point Suite

Description: Equigranular hornblende +/- biotite granodiorite.

Comments: Basement (Median Batholith) igneous rocks. Age based on absolute age calculated from stratigraphic age range

Lithology: Major:: {granodiorite},Minor:: {granite}

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

Early Cretaceous
100.5 - 145 Ma

ID: 1311734
Separation Point Suite felsic intrusive rocks

Age: Early Cretaceous (100.5 - 145 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Separation Point Suite

Description: Granite, granodiorite and tonalite with subordinate leucogranite, quartz diorite and monzodiorite; locally foliated to gneissic.

Comments: Western Province (Tuhua Intrusives) Rocks

Lithology: Granite, granodiorite, tonalite, leucogranite, quartz diorite, monzodiorite

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]

Ordovician - Cambrian
443.8 - 541 Ma

ID: 3190452
Paleozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Chert,limestone,tuffaceous sandstone,argillite,amphibolite,schist

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]

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Railton, G.L., Watters, W.A. (1990) Minerals of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin No. 104.
Rabone, S.D.C. (1977), Molybdenum-base metal-bismuth mineralisation at Eliot Creek Karamea Bend, and Taipo Spur, north-west Nelson, New Zealand. PhD Geology thesis, University of Auckland, (unppublished).

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