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Wilmot Pass, Fiordland National Park, Southland District, Southland Region, South Island, New Zealandi
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Wilmot PassPass
Fiordland National ParkNational Park
Southland DistrictDistrict
Southland RegionRegion
South IslandIsland
New ZealandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 30' 31'' South , 167° 12' 21'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -45.50885,167.20605
GeoHash:G#: pxyvhg7ex
Locality type:Pass
Köppen climate type:Cfc : Subpolar oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Manapouri248 (2013)32.2km


Relatively large allanite crystals as a minor constituent associated with muscovite, zircon, and cassiterite in microcline pegmatites.

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4 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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'Allanite Group'
Formula: {A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Hutton, C.O. (1951) Allanite from Wilmot Pass, Fiordland, New Zealand. American Journal of Science: 249: 208-214. Railton, G.T., Watters, W.A. (1990) Minerals of New Zealand. New Zealand Geological Survey Bulletin 104, 89 pages.
Allanite-(La)
Formula: {CaLa}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: Orlandi, P., Pasero, M. (2006) Allanite-(La) from Buca Della Vena Mine, Apuan Alps, Italy, an epidote-group mineral. The Canadian Mineralogist, 44, 63-68.
Cassiterite
Formula: SnO2
Reference: Hutton, C.O. (1951) Allanite from Wilmot Pass, Fiordland, New Zealand. American Journal of Science: 249: 208-214.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Hutton, C.O. (1951) Allanite from Wilmot Pass, Fiordland, New Zealand. American Journal of Science: 249: 208-214.
Zircon
Formula: Zr(SiO4)
Reference: Hutton, C.O. (1951) Allanite from Wilmot Pass, Fiordland, New Zealand. American Journal of Science: 249: 208-214.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cassiterite4.DB.05SnO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Allanite-(La)9.BG.05b{CaLa}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Zircon9.AD.30Zr(SiO4)
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
AX2
Cassiterite4.4.1.5SnO2
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in >[6] coordination
Zircon51.5.2.1Zr(SiO4)
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Allanite-(La)58.2.1a.2{CaLa}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Allanite Group'-{A12+REE3+}{M3+2M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Allanite-(La){CaLa}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
OOxygen
O Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Allanite-(La){CaLa}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O ZirconZr(SiO4)
O CassiteriteSnO2
AlAluminium
Al Allanite-(La){CaLa}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Allanite Group{A12+REE3+}{M23+M32+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Allanite-(La){CaLa}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si ZirconZr(SiO4)
KPotassium
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Allanite-(La){CaLa}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
FeIron
Fe Allanite-(La){CaLa}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
ZrZirconium
Zr ZirconZr(SiO4)
SnTin
Sn CassiteriteSnO2
LaLanthanum
La Allanite-(La){CaLa}{Al2Fe2+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)

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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Lochkovian - Stage 4
410.8 - 514 Ma



ID: 1365600
Mount Barber Gneiss (Takaka Terrane)

Age: Paleozoic (410.8 - 514 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Mount Barber Gneiss

Description: Biot, hornblende and quartzofeldspathic gneiss and schist; subordinate pelitic/psammitic schist and quartzite, rare calc-silicate and marble.

Comments: Basement (Western Province) metamorphic rocks. Age based on stratigraphic relationships

Lithology: Major:: {paragneiss},Minor:: {pelite, psammite, schist, quartzite, marble, calc-silicate}

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

Ordovician - Cambrian
443.8 - 541 Ma



ID: 1308129
Fiordland schistose to gneissic pelitic, psammitic and mafic metasedimentary rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Description: Schistose to gneissic pelitic, psammitic, mafic and rarely quartzose and calcareous metasedimentary rocks.

Comments: Western Province (Takaka Terrane) Rocks

Lithology: Schist, paragneiss

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: 3186164
Paleozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Comments: Fiordland

Lithology: Amphibolite; metasedimentary/metavolcanic 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]

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

References

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Hutton, C.O. (1951) Allanite from Wilmot Pass, Fiordland, New Zealand. American Journal of Science: 249: 208-214.
Railton, G.L. & Watters, W.A., Minerals of New Zealand, New Zealand Geological Survey Bull. #104 (1990).
Orlandi, P., Pasero, M. (2006) Allanite-(La) from Buca Della Vena Mine, Apuan Alps, Italy, an epidote-group mineral. The Canadian Mineralogist, 44, 63-68.


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