Lee Valley, Nelson, South Island, New Zealand
|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.
2 valid minerals.
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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0.0117 - 0.126 Ma
|OIS2 (Late Pleistocene) river deposits|
Age: Pleistocene (0.0117 - 0.126 Ma)
Comments: Late Pleistocene river deposits. Age based on absolute age calculated from stratigraphic age range
Reference: Heron, D.W. . Geology Map of New Zealand 1:250 000. GNS Science Geological Map 1. 
|Triassic - Late Permian|
201.3 - 272.3 Ma
|Maitai Group Triassic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Phanerozoic (201.3 - 272.3 Ma)
Comments: Eastern Province (Dun Mountain-Maitai Terrane) Rocks
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.