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Wharewaka, Lake Taupo, Taupo District, Waikato Region, New Zealandi
Regional Level Types
Wharewaka- not defined -
Lake TaupoLake
Taupo DistrictDistrict
Waikato RegionRegion
New ZealandCountry

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
38° 43' 53'' South , 176° 3' 45'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Taupo22,469 (2017)5.7km
Turangi3,401 (2012)36.2km
Reporoa595 (2017)40.8km
Other/historical names associated with this locality:
Airport Rd


Rocks from the Wharewaka area include rhyolite and dacite/andesite. Ignimbritic lithic tuff may also be found along the shoreline both as outcrops and loose material.

Regions containing this locality

North Island, New ZealandIsland

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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Mineral List


15 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

Note: this is a very new system on mindat.org and data is currently VERY limited. Please bear with us while we work towards adding this information!

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Alphabetical List Tree Diagram

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: A. Ewart (1968) The Petrography of the Central North Island Rhyolitic Lavas, New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 11:2, 478-545
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: A. Ewart (1968) The Petrography of the Central North Island Rhyolitic Lavas, New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 11:2, 478-545
Cristobalite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Essence of Microscope, 2004; Chernet, T. 1987. Lithic inclusions in the Taupo Pumice Formation. Unpublished M.Sc thesis, Victoria University, Wellington.
Fayalite
Formula: Fe2+2SiO4
Reference: Essence of Microscope, 2004
Ferro-edenite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Reference: A. Ewart (1968) The Petrography of the Central North Island Rhyolitic Lavas, New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 11:2, 478-545
Grunerite
Formula: ☐{Fe2+2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Reference: Martin, R.J., (2016) Alteration of gas phase minerals in the fayalite bearing rhyolites of New Zealand. Annual Seminar of the Joint Mineralogical Societies of Australasia.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Essence of Microscope, 2004
'Hornblende'
Reference: Chernet, T. 1987. Lithic inclusions in the Taupo Pumice Formation. Unpublished M.Sc thesis, Victoria University, Wellington.
'Hypersthene'
Formula: (Mg,Fe)SiO3
Reference: Chernet, T. 1987. Lithic inclusions in the Taupo Pumice Formation. Unpublished M.Sc thesis, Victoria University, Wellington.
Magnetite
Formula: Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
'Mica Group'
Reference: Martin, R.J., (2016) Alteration of gas phase minerals in the fayalite bearing rhyolites of New Zealand. Annual Seminar of the Joint Mineralogical Societies of Australasia.
Mordenite
Formula: (Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
Mullite
Formula: Al4+2xSi2-2xO10-x
Reference: Essence of Microscope, 2004
'Phillipsite'
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
Phlogopite
Formula: KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Essence of Microscope, 2004
'Pyroxene Group'
Reference: Chernet, T. 1987. Lithic inclusions in the Taupo Pumice Formation. Unpublished M.Sc thesis, Victoria University, Wellington.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Essence of Microscope, 2004
Sanidine
Formula: K(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Chernet, T. 1987. Lithic inclusions in the Taupo Pumice Formation. Unpublished M.Sc thesis, Victoria University, Wellington.
Titanite
Formula: CaTi(SiO4)O
Reference: A. Ewart (1968) The Petrography of the Central North Island Rhyolitic Lavas, New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 11:2, 478-545
Tridymite
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Essence of Microscope, 2004

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Cristobalite4.DA.15SiO2
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Magnetite4.BB.05Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Tridymite4.DA.10SiO2
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fayalite9.AC.05Fe2+2SiO4
Ferro-edenite9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Grunerite9.DE.05☐{Fe2+2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Mordenite9.GD.35(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Mullite9.AF.20Al4+2xSi2-2xO10-x
Phlogopite9.EC.20KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Sanidine9.FA.30K(AlSi3O8)
Titanite9.AG.15CaTi(SiO4)O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Hornblende'-
'Hypersthene'-(Mg,Fe)SiO3
'Mica Group'-
'Phillipsite'-
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Magnetite7.2.2.3Fe2+Fe3+2O4
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with all cations in octahedral [6] coordination
Fayalite51.3.1.1Fe2+2SiO4
Group 52 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups and O,OH,F,H2O
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [4] and >[4] coordination
Mullite52.2.3.1Al4+2xSi2-2xO10-x
Insular SiO4 Groups and O, OH, F, and H2O with cations in [6] and/or >[6] coordination
Titanite52.4.3.1CaTi(SiO4)O
Group 65 - INOSILICATES Single-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=1)
Single-Width Unbranched Chains, W=1 with chains P=2
Augite65.1.3a.3(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Phlogopite71.2.2b.1KMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Cristobalite75.1.1.1SiO2
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Tridymite75.1.2.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Sanidine76.1.1.2K(AlSi3O8)
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Mordenite77.1.6.1(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Ferro-edenite-{Na}{Ca2}{Fe2+5}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Grunerite-☐{Fe2+2}{Fe2+5}(Si8O22)(OH)2
'Hornblende'-
'Hypersthene'-(Mg,Fe)SiO3
'Mica Group'-
'Phillipsite'-
'Pyroxene Group'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
H Ferro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
H Grunerite☐{Fe22+}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
H Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
OOxygen
O CristobaliteSiO2
O FayaliteFe22+SiO4
O HematiteFe2O3
O MulliteAl4+2xSi2-2xO10-x
O PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
O QuartzSiO2
O TridymiteSiO2
O SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
O Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O Ferro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
O TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O Grunerite☐{Fe22+}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
O Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
O MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Na Ferro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Na Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
MgMagnesium
Mg PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Mg Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
AlAluminium
Al MulliteAl4+2xSi2-2xO10-x
Al PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Al SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al Ferro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Al Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
SiSilicon
Si CristobaliteSiO2
Si FayaliteFe22+SiO4
Si MulliteAl4+2xSi2-2xO10-x
Si PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Si QuartzSiO2
Si TridymiteSiO2
Si SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
Si Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si Ferro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Si TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si Grunerite☐{Fe22+}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Si Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
KPotassium
K PhlogopiteKMg3(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
K SanidineK(AlSi3O8)
K Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
CaCalcium
Ca Ferro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Ca TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca Mordenite(Na2,Ca,K2)4(Al8Si40)O96 · 28H2O
TiTitanium
Ti TitaniteCaTi(SiO4)O
FeIron
Fe FayaliteFe22+SiO4
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Hypersthene(Mg,Fe)SiO3
Fe Ferro-edenite{Na}{Ca2}{Fe52+}(AlSi7O22)(OH)2
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Grunerite☐{Fe22+}{Fe52+}(Si8O22)(OH)2
Fe MagnetiteFe2+Fe23+O4

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