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Kopu-Hikuai road (Waynes Wonder), Coromandel peninsula, Thames-Coromandel District, Waikato Region, North Island, New Zealand

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 37° 9' 12'' South , 175° 42' 22'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -37.15333,175.70611
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


A site some 1.6km west of the summit where there was a loop of parking area within the faces of an old road metal quarry, with boulders of weathered andesite on the floor of the quarry and the roadside rim.

2015 Recent roadworks have blocked the vehicle access track to this old quarry.


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4 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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Quaternary
0 - 2.588 Ma



ID: 3187411
Cenozoic volcanic rocks

Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)

Lithology: Ignimbrite(s); felsic volcanic rocks; rhyolite

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]

Pliocene - Late Miocene
2.588 - 11.62 Ma



ID: 1308439
Whitianga Group rhyolite lava and related deposits

Age: Neogene (2.588 - 11.62 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Whitianga Group

Description: Rhyolite lavas and dome complexes with associated breccia and tuff; minor obsidian and intense hydrothermal alteration locally.

Comments: Zealandia Megasequence Extrusive and Intrusive Rocks (Neogene)

Lithology: Rhyolite, breccia, tuffite

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]

Messinian - Tortonian
5.333 - 11.62 Ma



ID: 1358737
Coroglen Subgroup ignimbrite (Whitianga Group) of Coromandel Volcanic Zone

Age: Miocene (5.333 - 11.62 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Coroglen Subgroup

Description: Ignimbrite flow sheets and local rhyolitic and obsidian-rich pumice breccia deposits and tuff.

Comments: Neogene igneous rocks. Age based on K-Ar and FT

Lithology: Major:: {ignimbrite},Minor:: {rhyolite, tuff, breccia}

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

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