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Moeraki Point, Waitaki District, Otago Region, South Island, New Zealandi
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Moeraki PointPoint
Waitaki DistrictDistrict
Otago RegionRegion
South IslandIsland
New ZealandCountry

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Name(s) in local language(s):Whisky Bay
Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 21' 27'' South , 170° 51' 41'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -45.35761,170.86149
GeoHash:G#: pzctbncs9
Locality type:Point
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate


Bedded tuffs extending along the coast in the Moeraki Point area contain decomposing fragments of tachylite and vesicular basalt.

Alternative Label Names

This is a list of additional names that have been recorded for mineral labels associated with this locality in the minID database. This may include previous versions of the locality name hierarchy from mindat.org, data entry errors, and it may also include unconfirmed sublocality names or other names that can only be matched to this level.

Moeraki, Otago, New Zealand
Whisky Bay, Moeraki

Regions containing this locality

Pacific Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


8 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: R. W, Tschernich in Zeolites of the World
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: R. W, Tschernich in Zeolites of the World
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: R. W, Tschernich in Zeolites of the World
'Chabazite'
Reference: R. W, Tschernich in Zeolites of the World
'Clinoptilolite'
Reference: Essence of Microscope, 2009
'Erionite'
Reference: ko jansen
Erionite-Ca
Formula: (Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Reference: RRUFF database- Specimen I.D R060836
Erionite-K
Formula: (K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Reference: J. Thornton in Micro-Scope, March 2007
Nontronite
Formula: Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Judy Rowe specimen
Phillipsite-K
Formula: (K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
Reference: J. Thornton in Micro-Scope, March 2007
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: R. W, Tschernich in Zeolites of the World

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
'Pyrite'2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
'Calcite'5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
'Baryte'7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
'Analcime'9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
'Erionite-Ca'9.GD.20(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
'Erionite-K'9.GD.20(K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
'Nontronite'9.EC.40Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
'Phillipsite-K'9.GC.10(K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Clinoptilolite'-
'Erionite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Nontronite71.3.1a.3Na0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Clinoptilolite'-
'Erionite'-
Erionite-Ca-(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Erionite-K-(K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Phillipsite-K-(K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Erionite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
H Erionite-K(K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
H NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H Phillipsite-K(K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Erionite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
O Erionite-K(K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
O NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O Phillipsite-K(K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Na Phillipsite-K(K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
AlAluminium
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Erionite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Al Erionite-K(K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Al NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al Phillipsite-K(K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
SiSilicon
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Erionite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Si Erionite-K(K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Si NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si Phillipsite-K(K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K Erionite-K(K2,Ca,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
K Phillipsite-K(K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Erionite-Ca(Ca,K2,Na2)2[Al4Si14O36] · 15H2O
Ca Phillipsite-K(K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O
FeIron
Fe NontroniteNa0.3Fe2((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe PyriteFeS2
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4
Ba Phillipsite-K(K,Na,Ca0.5,Ba0.5)4-7[Al4-7Si12-9O32] . 12H2O

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

Rupelian - Lutetian
28.1 - 47.8 Ma



ID: 1319455
Waiareka Volcanics (Alma Group)

Age: Paleogene (28.1 - 47.8 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Waiareka Volcanics

Description: Tholeiitic alkalic tuff; agglomerate; basaltic dikes sills and pillow lava.

Comments: Paleogene igneous rocks. Age based on K-Ar dating

Lithology: Major:: {basalt},Minor:: {tuff, agglomerate}

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

Eocene
33.9 - 56 Ma



ID: 1311533
Waiareka volcanics basaltic extrusives

Age: Eocene (33.9 - 56 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Alma Group

Description: Basaltic tuff, agglomerate, breccia and pillow lava.

Comments: Zealandia Megasequence Extrusive and Intrusive Rocks (Paleogene to Cretaceous)

Lithology: Tuffite, agglomerate, breccia, basalt

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]

Triassic - Permian
201.3 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3189657
Paleozoic-Mesozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (201.3 - 298.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Haast Schist

Comments: Caples Terrane

Lithology: Metawacke; greenschist/almandine amphibolite grade 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


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