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Patea, South Taranaki District, Taranaki Region, North Island, New Zealandi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 39° 45' 49'' South , 174° 28' 40'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -39.76371,174.47793
GeoHash:G#: rbujf34zw
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Patea1,286 (2011)0.8km
Waverley919 (2011)13.3km
Meremere379 (2011)21.6km
Hawera11,068 (2011)25.4km
Manaia902 (2011)37.9km


Titaniferous iron sands as beach, terrace and dune deposits. Contains magnetite, ilmenite, quartz, augite, hornblende, diopside, trace cerium oxides. Below are the Patea Silts and Hawera series sedimentary deposits containing scarce monazite.

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Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


7 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Anatase
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Railton, G.T., Watters, W.A. (1990) Minerals of New Zealand. New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin 104, 89 pages.
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Overstreet, W.C. (1967) The Geological Occurrence of Monazite, Geological Survey Professional Paper 530, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Government, Washington.
Cerium
Formula: Ce
Reference: Overstreet, W.C. (1967) The Geological Occurrence of Monazite, Geological Survey Professional Paper 530, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Government, Washington.
Diopside
Formula: CaMgSi2O6
Reference: Overstreet, W.C. (1967) The Geological Occurrence of Monazite, Geological Survey Professional Paper 530, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Government, Washington.
'Hornblende'
Reference: Overstreet, W.C. (1967) The Geological Occurrence of Monazite, Geological Survey Professional Paper 530, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Government, Washington.
Ilmenite
Formula: Fe2+TiO3
Reference: Overstreet, W.C. (1967) The Geological Occurrence of Monazite, Geological Survey Professional Paper 530, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Government, Washington.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Overstreet, W.C. (1967) The Geological Occurrence of Monazite, Geological Survey Professional Paper 530, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Government, Washington.
'Monazite'
Reference: Overstreet, W.C. (1967) The Geological Occurrence of Monazite, Geological Survey Professional Paper 530, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Government, Washington.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Overstreet, W.C. (1967) The Geological Occurrence of Monazite, Geological Survey Professional Paper 530, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Government, Washington.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Anatase4.DD.05TiO2
Ilmenite4.CB.05Fe2+TiO3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Diopside9.DA.15CaMgSi2O6
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
Cerium-Ce
'Hornblende'-
'Monazite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Ilmenite4.3.5.1Fe2+TiO3
AX2
Anatase4.4.4.1TiO2
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Diopside65.1.3a.1CaMgSi2O6
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Cerium-Ce
'Hornblende'-
'Monazite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

OOxygen
O AnataseTiO2
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
O IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
O QuartzSiO2
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
MgMagnesium
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
SiSilicon
Si QuartzSiO2
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
CaCalcium
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca DiopsideCaMgSi2O6
TiTitanium
Ti AnataseTiO2
Ti IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
FeIron
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
Fe IlmeniteFe2+TiO3
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
CeCerium
Ce CeriumCe

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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Holocene - Late Pleistocene
0 - 0.126 Ma



ID: 1346233
OIS1 (Holocene) stable dune deposits

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 0.126 Ma)

Description: Undifferentiated dunes and associated facies.

Comments: Holocene windblown deposits

Lithology: Major:: {sand},Minor:: {mud, peat}

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

Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 1310492
Late Quaternary dunes

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Pakihi Supergroup

Description: Loose to poorly consolidated sand in mobile and fixed dunes locally with paleosols and peat.

Comments: Zealandia Megasequence Terrestrial and Shallow Marine Sedimentary Rocks (Neogene)

Lithology: Sand

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]

Pliocene
2.588 - 5.333 Ma



ID: 3185935
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks

Age: Pliocene (2.588 - 5.333 Ma)

Lithology: Conglomerate,siltstone,limestone,sandstone,tuffaceous sandstone

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]

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

References

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Overstreet, W.C. (1967) The Geological Occurrence of Monazite, Geological Survey Professional Paper 530, U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Government, Washington.
Railton, G.L. & Watters, W.A. (1990) Minerals of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey Bull. #104.


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