Rise and Shine Mine, Bendigo, Central Otago District, Otago Region, South Island, New Zealand
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||44° 57' 10'' South , 169° 25' 10'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-44.95287,169.41956|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
The Rise and Shine Mine is approximately 15 kilometres from the former Bendigo town site. The mine is 200 metres south of the Thomson Gorge Road. It is private property (pastoral land), but open to the public to view the workings. There is no indication this site is marked from the road, although a small track leads off the road, where others have found the location.
The site contains a mineralised zone rather than a reef. It is auriferous mica schist of a considerable width, the zone trending north-south, with a dense network of quartz veins heading in all directions, with fine gold seen freely (at least when investigated in 1875). The zone also contains pyrite and arsenopyrite. The gravels in the neighbouring gully were also richly auriferous, with gravels on the slope containing coarser gold.
There were three small shafts, one down to 18 feet, and the other two shallower. 30 tonnes of ore was extracted
9 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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|Hettangian - Roadian|
199.3 - 272.3 Ma
|Undifferentiated Rakaia Terrane Permian - Triassic TZIV schist|
Age: Phanerozoic (199.3 - 272.3 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Rakaia Terrane
Comments: Basement (Eastern Province) metamorphic rocks. Age based on lithostratigraphic inference
Reference: Heron, D.W. . Geology Map of New Zealand 1:250 000. GNS Science Geological Map 1. 
|Triassic - Guadalupian|
201.3 - 272.3 Ma
|Rakaia Terrane Permian-Triassic TZIV schist|
Age: Phanerozoic (201.3 - 272.3 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Torlesse Supergroup
Comments: Eastern Province (Rakaia 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. 
|Triassic - Permian|
201.3 - 298.9 Ma
|Paleozoic-Mesozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks|
Age: Phanerozoic (201.3 - 298.9 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Haast Schist
Comments: Caples Terrane
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.