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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 ListThis is a list of exploitable or exploited mineral commodities recorded from this region.
Mineral ListMineral list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
440 valid minerals. 13 (TL) - type locality of valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!
Rock list contains entries from the region specified including sub-localities
Select Rock List TypeAlphabetical List Tree Diagram
Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
- Igneous rock
- Normal crystalline igneous rock
- Coarse-grained ("plutonic") crystalline igneous rock
- Fine-grained ("volcanic") normal crystalline igneous rock
- Fine-grained ultramafic-rock
- ⓘ Dolerite
- ⓘ Porphyry
- ⓘ Glassy igneous rock
- Volcaniclastic igneous rock and sediment
- ⓘ Pegmatite
- Normal crystalline igneous rock
- Sedimentary rock and sediment
- Sedimentary rock
- Metamorphic rock
- Meta-igneous rock
- Metasedimentary rock
- High-grade metamorphic rock
- Very low to low-grade metamorphic rock
- ⓘ Gneiss
- Metacarbonate rock
- ⓘ Schist
- Unclassifed rock
- Lunar, meteorite and other extra-terrestrial rock and sediment
- Superficial deposit
- Artificial material
Localities in this Region
- Campbell Island group
- Chatham Rise
- ⭔Kermadec Islands
- Mayor Island (Tuhua)
- North Island
- ⭔Auckland Region
- ⭔Bay of Plenty Region
- ⭔Gisborne Region
- ⭔Hawke's Bay Region
- ⭔Manawatu-Wanganui Region
- ⭔Northland Region
- ⭔Taranaki Region
- ⭔Waikato Region
- ⭔Wellington Region
- White Island (Whakaari)
- South Island
- ⭔Canterbury Region
- ⭔Marlborough Region
- ⭔Nelson Region
- ⭔Otago Region
- ⭔Southland Region
- ⭔Tasman Region
- ⭔West Coast Region
- ⭔Three Kings Islands
This page contains all mineral locality references listed on mindat.org. This does not claim to be a complete list. If you know of more minerals from this site, please register so you can add to our database. This locality information is for reference purposes only. You should never attempt to visit any sites listed in mindat.org without first ensuring that you have the permission of the land and/or mineral rights holders for access and that you are aware of all safety precautions necessary.
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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.