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New Zealand

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Area:268,021 km2
Locality type:Country
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New Zealand is divided into sixteen regions. These form the highest level of local government. New Zealand is also divided into 67 territorial authorities, consisting of 13 city councils, 53 district councils, and the Chatham Islands Council. Most territorial authorities are wholly within one region, but there are a few that cross regional boundaries.


Commodity List

This is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.


Mineral List

Mineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities

Acanthite

Actinolite

Aegirine

Aenigmatite

'Aeschynite'

Afwillite

Aguilarite

Aikinite

Akaganeite

Akatoreite (TL)

Alabandite

Albite

var: Andesine

var: Oligoclase

'Albite-Anorthite Series'

Algodonite

Allanite-(Ce)

'Allanite Group'

Allanite-(La)

Allophane

Almandine

Altaite

Aluminite

Alunite

Alunogen

'Amber'

Ammoniojarosite

'Amphibole Supergroup'

'var: Uralite'

Analcime

Anapaite

Anatase

Andalusite

Andradite

var: Topazolite

'Andradite-Grossular Series'

Anglesite

Anhydrite

Ankerite

Annabergite

Anorthite

'Anorthoclase'

Anthophyllite

Antigorite

var: Bowenite

Antlerite

'Apatite'

'var: Collophane'

'Apophyllite'

Aragonite

Ardennite-(As)

Arfvedsonite

Argyrodite

Arsenic

Arsenolite

Arsenopyrite

Artinite

'Asbestos'

Aspidolite

Atacamite

Augite

var: Titanian Augite

Autunite

Awaruite (TL)

Axinite-(Fe)

'Axinite Group'

Axinite-(Mn)

Azurite

Babingtonite

Baotite

Barićite

Bariosincosite

Barroisite

Baryte

var: Strontian Baryte

Bayerite

Beaverite-(Cu)

Becquerelite

Beidellite

Bementite

Berthierine

Beryl

'Biotite'

Birnessite

Bismoclite

Bismuth

Bismuthinite

Bobierrite

Böhmite

Bornite

Boulangerite

Bournonite

Braggite

Braunite

'Bravoite'

Brochantite

Bromargyrite

Brookite

Brucite

Brugnatellite

Buddingtonite

Bustamite

Cacoxenite

Calcite

var: Ferroan Calcite

Cancrinite

Carbonatecyanotrichite

Carnallite

Caryopilite

Cassiterite

Cavansite

Cebollite

Celadonite

Celestine

Cerianite-(Ce)

Cerium

Cerussite

Cervantite

'Chabazite'

'var: Phacolite'

Chabazite-Ca

Chabazite-Na

Chalcanthite

Chalcocite

'Chalcodite'

Chalcophyllite

Chalcopyrite

Chalcostibite

Chamosite

'Charcoal'

Cherepanovite

Chlorapatite

Chlorargyrite

'Chlorite Group'

Chloritoid

'Chrome-Kyanite'

'Chrome-Spinel (of Dana)'

Chromite

'Chromite-Hercynite Series'

'Chromite-Magnesiochromite Series'

Chrysocolla

Chrysotile

Cinnabar

Claudetite

'Clays'

Clinochlore

var: Chromian Clinochlore

var: Pennine

var: Sheridanite

'Clinoptilolite'

Clinoptilolite-Ca

Clinoptilolite-Na

'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'

Clinozoisite

Cobaltite

Coffinite

Collinsite

Coloradoite

'Columbite-(Fe)-Columbite-(Mn) Series'

Connellite

Coombsite (TL)

Cooperite

'Copal'

'var: Agathacopalite'

Copiapite

Copper

Cordierite

Corrensite

Corundum

var: Ruby

var: Sapphire

Cotunnite

Covellite

Cowlesite

Cristobalite

'Crossite'

Cryptomelane

Cubanite

Cummingtonite

Cuprite

var: Chalcotrichite

Cuspidine

Cyanotrichite

Cymrite

'Dachiardite'

Datolite

var: Bakerite

Dawsonite

'Delessite'

Devilline

Diaspore

Dickite

Digenite

Diopside

var: Chromian Diopside

Dioptase

Dolomite

var: Ferroan Dolomite

Domeykite

Dravite

Dufrénoysite

Dumortierite

Dundasite

Edenite

'Electrum'

Emplectite

Enargite

'Endiopside'

Enstatite

var: Bronzite

Epidote

Epistilbite

Epsomite

'Erionite'

Erionite-Ca

Erionite-K

Erlichmanite

'Eudialyte Group'

'var: Eucolite'

Fayalite

'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'

'Feldspar Group'

'var: Perthite'

'Fergusonite'

'Ferrierite'

Ferrimolybdite

'Ferro-Actinolite-Tremolite Series'

Ferroaluminoceladonite (TL)

Ferroceladonite (TL)

Ferro-edenite

Ferrosilite

Ferrostrunzite

Feruvite (TL)

Fischesserite

Fluorapatite

var: Carbonate-rich Fluorapatite

Fluorite

Fluoro-edenite

Forsterite

Gahnite

Galena

'Garnet Group'

'Garnierite'

Gedrite

Gehlenite

Germanite

Gersdorffite

Gibbsite

'Gismondine'

Gismondine-Ca

'Glass'

Glaucodot

Glauconite

'Gmelinite'

Gobbinsite

Goethite

Gold

Gonnardite

'Goodletite'

Grandidierite

Graphite

Greenockite

Grossular

var: Hessonite

'Grossular-Hibschite Series'

Grunerite

'Gummite'

Gypsum

var: Selenite

Halite

'Halloysite'

Halloysite-7Å

Halotrichite

'Halotrichite-Pickeringite Series'

Harmotome

Hastingsite

Hawleyite

Heazlewoodite

'Hectorite (of Cox)'

Hedenbergite

Hematite

var: Specularite

Hercynite

var: Chrompicotite

var: Picotite

Hessite

'Heulandite'

'Hornblende'

Hübnerite

Huttonite (TL)

Hydromagnesite

Hydroxylapatite

'Hypersthene'

Idaite

'Iddingsite'

Ilmenite

Ilvaite

'Indicolite'

Inesite

Iridium

var: Osmiridium

Iron

var: Kamacite

Isoferroplatinum

Jamesonite

Jarosite

'Joséite'

Kaersutite

Kalinite

Kaolinite

Kermesite

'K Feldspar'

'var: Adularia'

Kilchoanite

Kobeite-(Y)

Kobellite

Koktaite

Krennerite

Ktenasite

Kutnohorite

Kyanite

'Labradorite'

Langite

Lanthanite-(Nd)

Larnite

Laueite

Laumontite

var: Leonhardite

Lead

Lepidocrocite

'Lepidolite'

Leucophosphite

Leucoxene

'Lévyne'

'Limonite'

Linarite

Livingstonite

Lizardite

Löllingite

Mackinawite

Maghemite

Magnesio-arfvedsonite

Magnesio-hornblende

Magnesio-riebeckite

Magnesiostaurolite

Magnesite

var: Ferroan Magnesite

Magnetite

var: Ishkulite

var: Titaniferous Magnetite

Malachite

'Manganese'

'Manganese Oxides'

Manganite

'Manganoan Calcite'

Marcasite

Margarite

Mascagnite

'Maskelynite'

Massicot

Mcguinnessite

Mckinstryite

Melanterite

'Melnikovite'

Mendozite

Meneghinite

Mercury

Mesolite

Meta-alunogen

Meta-autunite

Metacinnabar

Metastibnite

Metatorbernite

Metavoltine

Miargyrite

'Mica Group'

Microcline

var: Hyalophane

Mimetite

Minium

Mirabilite

Mogánite

Mohrite

Molybdenite

'Monazite'

Montmorillonite

Mordenite

Motukoreaite (TL)

Mullite

Muscovite

var: Barian Muscovite

var: Fuchsite

var: Illite

var: Sericite

Nagyágite

Narsarsukite

Natroalunite

Natrojarosite

Natrolite

Natrozippeite

Naumannite

Nepheline

Nickel

Nontronite

Norsethite

Nsutite

Offretite

Okenite

Oldhamite

Opal

var: Common Opal

var: Hyalite

var: Opal-AN

var: Opal-C

var: Opaline

var: Precious Opal

'Opalite'

Orpiment

Orthoclase

'Orthopyroxene Subgroup'

Osarizawaite

Osmium

var: Iridosmine

Osumilite

Osumilite-(Mg)

Pararealgar

Paratacamite

Pargasite

Parsettensite

Pearceite

Pectolite

Pentlandite

Perovskite

'Petrified Wood'

Petrovskaite

Petzite

Pharmacosiderite

'Phengite'

'Phillipsite'

Phillipsite-K

Phlogopite

Phosphophyllite

Phosphosiderite

Piemontite

Pigeonite

Planerite

Platinum

'Plessite'

Polybasite

Posnjakite

Prehnite

Proustite

Pseudobrookite

Pseudolaueite

'Psilomelane'

'Pumpellyite'

Pumpellyite-(Mn2+)

Pyrargyrite

Pyrite

Pyroaurite

'Pyrobitumen'

'var: Thucholite'

'Pyrochlore'

Pyrolusite

Pyromorphite

Pyrope

Pyrophyllite

'Pyroxene Group'

Pyroxmangite

Pyrrhotite

var: Nickeloan Pyrrhotite

Quartz

var: Agate

var: Amethyst

var: Carnelian

var: Chalcedony

var: Jasper

var: Milky Quartz

var: Quartzine

var: Smoky Quartz

Rankinite

Realgar

Rectorite

Rhodochrosite

Rhodonite

Rhönite

Richterite

Riebeckite

Rockbridgeite

'Roméite'

'Roméite Group'

Rosenhahnite

Rosickýite

Rozenite

Rutheniridosmine

Rutherfordine

Rutile

var: Niobian Rutile

Saléeite

Sanidine

Saponite

var: Bowlingite

Sauconite

'Scapolite'

Scawtite

Scheelite

Schoepite

Schorl

Schreibersite

Schwertmannite

Scolecite

Scorodite

Semseyite

Senarmontite

Sepiolite

'Serpentine Subgroup'

Serpierite

Siderite

var: Mg-rich Siderite

Sillimanite

Silver

Sklodowskite

'Smectite Group'

Smithsonite

Sodalite

Sperrylite

Spessartine

Sphalerite

var: Marmatite

Spinel

var: Pleonaste

Spurrite

Staurolite

Stellerite

Stewartite

'Stibiconite'

Stibnite

Stichtite

'Stichtite-2H'

'Stilbite'

Stilpnomelane

var: Ferrostilpnomelane

Stolzite

Stromeyerite

Strontianite

var: Emmonite

Strunzite

Sulphur

Sylvanite

Sylvite

Taenite (TL)

Talc

var: Steatite

Tamarugite

Taranakite (TL)

Tellurium

Tennantite

'Tennantite-Tetrahedrite Series'

Tenorite

Teschemacherite

Tetradymite

Tetrahedrite

var: Argentian Tetrahedrite

'Thomsonite'

Thomsonite-Ca

Thorite

var: Uranothorite

Tinzenite

Titanite

Tobermorite

Todorokite

Topaz

Torbernite

Tosudite

'Tourmaline'

Trechmannite

Tremolite

Tridymite

Tripuhyite

Troilite

Tschermakite

Tschermigite

Tschernichite

Tuhualite (TL)

Tungstite

Tyuyamunite

'UM1979-11-S:AgAsAuSe'

'UM1979-12-S:AgAsAuSe'

'UM1979-13-S:AgAsAuSe'

'UM1989-06-CO:AlHNa'

Uraninite

Uranophane

Uvarovite

Uytenbogaardtite

Valentinite

Vashegyite

Vesuvianite

Violarite

Vivianite

Vuagnatite

'Wad'

Wairakite (TL)

Wairauite (TL)

Wavellite

'Wolframite'

Wollastonite

Wulfenite

'Xenotime'

Xonotlite

Yugawaralite

Zaratite

'Zeolite Group'

Zircon

var: Cyrtolite

Zoisite

var: Thulite


450 valid minerals. 13 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.

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References

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Hochstetter, F., Petermann, A. (1863) Geologisch-topographischer Atlas von Neu-Seeland. J. Perthes, Gotha, xx pp. [English translation appeared in 1864].
Park, J. (1910) The geology of New Zealand: an introduction to the historical, structural, and economic geology. Whitcombe and Tombs limited, 488 pages.
Hochstetter, F. (Fleming, C. A. transl.) (1959) The Geology of New Zealand. Contributions to the geology of the Provinces of Auckland and Nelson. R. E. Owen, Govt. printer, 320 pages.
Kear, D. (1965) A review of economic geology in New Zealand. Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 8:6, 1175-1194. [DOI: 10.1080/00288306.1965.10428160, http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/00288306.1965.10428160].
Railton, G.L¹., Watters, W.A. (1990) Minerals of New Zealand. New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin 104, 89 pages. (¹published as G.L. Railton but his initials should be G.T. not G.L. - Errata sheet inserted in publication).
Kear, D., ed. (1989) Mineral deposits of New Zealand. AusIMM Monograph 13, 225 pages.
AusIMM (2003) Monograph 4 & 13 - Economic Geology of New Zealand and Mineral Deposits of New Zealand. AusIMM Monograph, 784 pp. (CD only). [CD reissue of Kear (1989)]
Christie, A.B., Brathwaite, R.L. (eds) (2006) Geology and exploration of New Zealand mineral deposits. AusIMM Monograph 25, 353 pages.

External Links

- http://www.crocoite.com/ [Steve Sorrell's website on Australia and New Zealand]
- http://www.gns.cri.nz/ [Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Ltd (New Zealand), formerly Geological Survey of New Zealand]
- http://issuu.com/steves58/stacks/de2e0f7d0ca14485bf17dc2aca401687 [all issues of the "Australia and New Zealand Micromineral News"]
- http://www.teara.govt.nz/ [The Encyclopedia of New Zealand]
- http://rsnz.natlib.govt.nz/allvolumes.html [Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand 1868-1961]
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mining_in_New_Zealand
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regions_of_New_Zealand

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