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Wakefield, Tasman, South Island, New Zealand

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 37' South , 173° 4' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -41.61667,173.06667
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Wakefield is a small village 25 kilometres south-west of Nelson, on State Highway 6.

Mineral List

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9 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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Wuchiapingian - Artinskian
254.14 - 290.1 Ma

ID: 1317358
Undifferentiated Dun Mountain Ultramafics Group harzburgite and minor dunite

Age: Permian (254.14 - 290.1 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Dun Mountain-Maitai Terrane; Dun Mountain Ultramafics Group

Description: Harzburgite and minor dunite variably serpentinised.

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

Lithology: Major:: {harzburgite},Minor:: {dunite, pyroxenite, gabbro, serpentinite}

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

Early Permian
272.3 - 298.9 Ma

ID: 1310811
Dun Mountain Ultramafics Group

Age: Cisuralian (272.3 - 298.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Dun Mountain Ultramafics Group; Dun Mountain Ultramafics Group

Description: Variably serpentinised harzburgite, dunite, pyroxenite and gabbro; intruded by dolerite dikes.

Comments: Eastern Province (Dun Mountain-Maitai Terrane) Rocks

Lithology: Harzburgite, dunite, pyroxenite, gabbro, dolerite

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]

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

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New Zealand

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Ulrich, G.H.F. (1890) On the Discovery, Mode of Occurrence and Distribution of the Nickel-iron Alloy Awaruite, on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Quarterly Journal of the Geological Society, 46, 619-NP, 1 January 1890.
Railton, G.L., Watters, W.A. (1990) Minerals of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin No. 104.

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