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Ben Ohau Range, Lake Pukaki, Mackenzie District, Canterbury Region, South Island, New Zealand

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 43° 57' 22'' South , 170° 4' 0'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -43.95622,170.06684
Köppen climate type:Cfc : Subpolar oceanic climate

Gold-bearing quartz-carbonate veins, hosted in schists.

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8 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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Hettangian - Anisian
199.3 - 247.2 Ma

ID: 1366351
Undifferentiated Rakaia Terrane Triassic TZIIA semischist

Age: Mesozoic (199.3 - 247.2 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Rakaia Terrane

Description: Slightly foliated or cleaved; greywacke sandstone and argillitic mudstone; low-grade metatuff and metachert; TZIIA.

Comments: Basement (Eastern Province) metamorphic rocks. Age based on Paleontology/struct infer/FT U-Th dating, J or lK-TT metamorphis

Lithology: Major:: {sandstone},Minor:: {mudstone, siltstone, tuff, chert}

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

201.3 - 252.17 Ma

ID: 1312259
Rakaia Terrane Triassic TZIIA semischist

Age: Triassic (201.3 - 252.17 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Torlesse Supergroup; Rakaia Terrane Triassic TZIIA semischist

Description: Semischistose (TZIIA) quartzofeldspathic sandstone, siltstone and mudstone with minor conglomerate beds, volcanic horizons and chert.

Comments: Eastern Province (Rakaia Terrane) Rocks

Lithology: Semischist, conglomerate, igneous rock, chert

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]

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Localities in this Region

New Zealand
  • South Island
    • Canterbury Region

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- Templeton, A.S., Craw, D., Koons, P.O., and Chamberlain, C.P. (1999): Near-surface expression of a young mesothermal gold mineralizing system, Sealy Range, Southern Alps, New Zealand. Mineralium Deposita 34, 163-172.

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