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Kawerua, Far North District, Northland Region, New Zealandi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
35° 37' 2'' South , 173° 25' 42'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Rawene486 (2014)24.9km
Okaihau726 (2011)46.4km


All of the outcrops of Waipoua Basalt, on the section of coastline just north of the Wairau River mouth to south of the Kawerua Hut site were examined. Some of the outcrops were only exposed at low tide. Several outcrops appeared to be quite dense in appearance, with no signs of cavities or secondary minerals, although some alteration minerals occurred due to weathering. The most prolific localities for secondary minerals occurred in the outcrops between the Wairau and Ohae River mouths. (Courtney, 1991)

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Australian Plate (Australia Plate)Tectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

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8 valid minerals.

Rock Types Recorded

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Detailed Mineral List:

Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: Courtney, S.F. (1991) Secondary Minerals in the Waipoua Basalt at Kawerua. TANE, (The Journal of the Auckland University Field Club) 33, 1-8.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Courtney, S.F. (1991) Secondary Minerals in the Waipoua Basalt at Kawerua. TANE, (The Journal of the Auckland University Field Club) 33, 1-8.
Calcite var: Ferroan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Fe)CO3
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
Calcite var: Manganoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Mn)CO3
Reference: Courtney, S.F. (1991) Secondary Minerals in the Waipoua Basalt at Kawerua. TANE, (The Journal of the Auckland University Field Club) 33, 1-8.
'Chabazite'
Reference: Courtney, S.F. (1991) Secondary Minerals in the Waipoua Basalt at Kawerua. TANE, (The Journal of the Auckland University Field Club) 33, 1-8.
Cowlesite
Formula: CaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
'Heulandite subgroup'
Reference: Courtney, S.F. (1991) Secondary Minerals in the Waipoua Basalt at Kawerua. TANE, (The Journal of the Auckland University Field Club) 33, 1-8.
'Lévyne'
Reference: Courtney, S.F. (1991) Secondary Minerals in the Waipoua Basalt at Kawerua. TANE, (The Journal of the Auckland University Field Club) 33, 1-8. ; Collection of RJ Martin correlated to examples in related Waipoua basalts
Pyrolusite
Formula: Mn4+O2
Reference: Courtney, S.F. (1991) Secondary Minerals in the Waipoua Basalt at Kawerua. TANE, (The Journal of the Auckland University Field Club) 33, 1-8.
Saponite
Formula: Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Courtney, S.F. (1991) Secondary Minerals in the Waipoua Basalt at Kawerua. TANE, (The Journal of the Auckland University Field Club) 33, 1-8.
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
Stellerite
Formula: Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Reference: Courtney, S.F. (1991) Secondary Minerals in the Waipoua Basalt at Kawerua. TANE, (The Journal of the Auckland University Field Club) 33, 1-8.
'Stilbite subgroup'
Reference: Courtney, S.F. (1991) Secondary Minerals in the Waipoua Basalt at Kawerua. TANE, (The Journal of the Auckland University Field Club) 33, 1-8.
'Thomsonite'
Reference: Courtney, S.F. (1991) Secondary Minerals in the Waipoua Basalt at Kawerua. TANE, (The Journal of the Auckland University Field Club) 33, 1-8.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Pyrolusite4.DB.05Mn4+O2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
var: Ferroan Calcite5.AB.05(Ca,Fe)CO3
var: Manganoan Calcite5.AB.05(Ca,Mn)CO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Cowlesite9.GG.05CaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Saponite9.EC.45Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Stellerite9.GE.15Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Lévyne'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Pyrolusite4.4.1.4Mn4+O2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
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
Saponite71.3.1b.2Ca0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Cowlesite77.1.5.8CaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
'Lévyne'77.1.2.8
Stellerite77.1.4.4Ca4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Calcite
var: Ferroan Calcite
-(Ca,Fe)CO3
var: Manganoan Calcite-(Ca,Mn)CO3
'Chabazite'-
'Heulandite subgroup'-
'Stilbite subgroup'-
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
H CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
C Calcite (var: Ferroan Calcite)(Ca,Fe)CO3
C SideriteFeCO3
OOxygen
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
O PyrolusiteMn4+O2
O SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
O CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
O HematiteFe2O3
O Calcite (var: Ferroan Calcite)(Ca,Fe)CO3
O SideriteFeCO3
NaSodium
Na SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Al StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Al CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
SiSilicon
Si SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Si StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Si CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
Ca SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Ca StelleriteCa4(Si28Al8)O72 · 28H2O
Ca CowlesiteCaAl2Si3O10 · 6H2O
Ca Calcite (var: Ferroan Calcite)(Ca,Fe)CO3
MnManganese
Mn Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
Mn PyrolusiteMn4+O2
FeIron
Fe SaponiteCa0.25(Mg,Fe)3((Si,Al)4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Calcite (var: Ferroan Calcite)(Ca,Fe)CO3
Fe SideriteFeCO3
BaBarium
Ba BaryteBaSO4

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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Burdigalian
15.97 - 20.44 Ma



ID: 1369517
Waipoua Basalt of Waipoua Subgroup (Waitakere Group)

Age: Miocene (15.97 - 20.44 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Waipoua Basalt

Description: Plateau-forming basalt, tuff and lapilli derived from the offshore Waipoua volcano; in many places very deeply weathered.

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

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

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

Data and map coding provided by Macrostrat.org, used under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License

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Courtney, S.F. (1991) Secondary Minerals in the Waipoua Basalt at Kawerua. TANE, (The Journal of the Auckland University Field Club) 33, 1-8.

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