Help mindat.org|Log In|Register|
Home PageMindat NewsThe Mindat ManualHistory of MindatCopyright StatusManagement TeamContact UsAdvertise on Mindat
Donate to MindatSponsor a PageSponsored PagesTop Available PagesMindat AdvertisersAdvertise on Mindat
Minerals by PropertiesMinerals by ChemistryAdvanced Locality SearchRandom MineralSearch by minIDLocalities Near MeSearch ArticlesSearch GlossaryMore Search Options
Search For:
Mineral Name:
Locality Name:
Keyword(s):
 
The Mindat ManualAdd a New PhotoRate PhotosLocality Edit ReportCoordinate Completion ReportAdd Glossary Item
StatisticsThe ElementsMember ListBooks & MagazinesMineral Shows & EventsThe Mindat DirectoryHow to Link to MindatDevice Settings
Photo SearchPhoto GalleriesNew Photos TodayNew Photos YesterdayMembers' Photo GalleriesPast Photo of the Day Gallery

Lee Valley, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand

This page is currently not sponsored. Click here to sponsor this page.
 
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 41° 24' South , 173° 9' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -41.40000,173.15000


Within the Permian ultramafics of the Nelson area is the famous Dun Mountain. Dunites, which readily alter, can be replaced or surrounded by zones of serpentine. In the Lee Valley serpentine is quarried for fertiliser.

Mineral List


2 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.

Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org

Late Pleistocene
0.0117 - 0.126 Ma
OIS2 (Late Pleistocene) river deposits

Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 0.126 Ma)

Description: Clay bound gravels and minor fan deposits forming lowest aggradation surfaces above major rivers.

Comments: Late Pleistocene river deposits. Age based on absolute age calculated from stratigraphic age range

Lithology: Major:: {gravel},Minor:: {sand, mud, clay, boulders, peat}

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

Triassic - Late Permian
201.3 - 272.3 Ma
Maitai Group Triassic sedimentary rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (201.3 - 272.3 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Maitai Group; Maitai Group Triassic sedimentary rocks

Description: Volcaniclastic sandstone with interbedded siltstone, mudstone, tuff, conglomerate and rare limestone.

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

Lithology: Sandstone, siltstone, mudstone, tuffite, conglomerate, limestone

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



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.

References

Thornton, Jocelyn (1985): Field guide to New Zealand geology. p.53.

Mineral and/or Locality  
Mindat.org is an outreach project of the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Copyright © mindat.org and the Hudson Institute of Mineralogy 1993-2017, except where stated. Mindat.org relies on the contributions of thousands of members and supporters.
Privacy Policy - Terms & Conditions - Contact Us Current server date and time: October 17, 2017 05:08:54 Page generated: October 15, 2017 18:30:20
Go to top of page