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Oamaru, Waitaki District, Otago Region, New Zealandi
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Oamaru- not defined -
Waitaki DistrictDistrict
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
45° 6' 15'' South , 170° 57' 59'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
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Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Oamaru13,000 (2017)0.8km
Kakanui443 (2013)10.2km


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11 valid minerals.

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Aragonite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Old Mill or Dog Pound Quarry, Oamaru, Essence of Micro-Scope (NZ), Auton and Thornton
Augite
Formula: (CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Reference: Reay, A., Chappell, D., Garden, B. (2002) A new garnet‐bearing mineral breccia from North Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 45:4, 461-466.
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Old Mill or Dog Pound Quarry, Oamaru, Essence of Micro-Scope (NZ), Auton and Thornton
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'
Reference: Reay, A., Chappell, D., Garden, B. (2002) A new garnet‐bearing mineral breccia from North Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 45:4, 461-466.
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'
Reference: Reay, A., Chappell, D., Garden, B. (2002) A new garnet‐bearing mineral breccia from North Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 45:4, 461-466.
'Feldspar Group'
Reference: Reay, A., Chappell, D., Garden, B. (2002) A new garnet‐bearing mineral breccia from North Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 45:4, 461-466.
'Garnet Group'
Formula: X3Z2(SiO4)3
Reference: Reay, A., Chappell, D., Garden, B. (2002) A new garnet‐bearing mineral breccia from North Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 45:4, 461-466.
'Glauconite'
Formula: (K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Reference: Old Mill or Dog Pound Quarry, Oamaru, Essence of Micro-Scope (NZ), Auton and Thornton
Goethite
Formula: α-Fe3+O(OH)
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
Kaersutite
Formula: {Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Reference: Reay, A., Chappell, D., Garden, B. (2002) A new garnet‐bearing mineral breccia from North Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 45:4, 461-466.
'Limonite'
Formula: (Fe,O,OH,H2O)
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin
'Manganese Oxides'
Reference: Collection of Rod Martin
Montmorillonite
Formula: (Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Reference: Reay, A., Chappell, D., Garden, B. (2002) A new garnet‐bearing mineral breccia from North Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 45:4, 461-466.
Opal
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Old Mill or Dog Pound Quarry, Oamaru, Essence of Micro-Scope (NZ), Auton and Thornton
Opal var: Opal-AN
Formula: SiO2 · nH2O
Reference: Old Mill or Dog Pound Quarry, Oamaru, Essence of Micro-Scope (NZ), Auton and Thornton
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: Personal collection, Rod Martin
Siderite
Formula: FeCO3
Reference: Old Mill or Dog Pound Quarry, Oamaru, Essence of Micro-Scope (NZ), Auton and Thornton
Spinel
Formula: MgAl2O4
Reference: Reay, A., Chappell, D., Garden, B. (2002) A new garnet‐bearing mineral breccia from North Otago, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 45:4, 461-466.
'Thomsonite'
Reference: Collection of RJ Martin

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Goethite4.00.α-Fe3+O(OH)
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Opal4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
var: Opal-AN4.DA.10SiO2 · nH2O
Spinel4.BB.05MgAl2O4
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Aragonite5.AB.15CaCO3
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Siderite5.AB.05FeCO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Augite9.DA.15(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Kaersutite9.DE.15{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Montmorillonite9.EC.40(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Glauconite'-(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
Group 6 - HYDROXIDES AND OXIDES CONTAINING HYDROXYL
XO(OH)
Goethite6.1.1.2α-Fe3+O(OH)
Group 7 - MULTIPLE OXIDES
AB2X4
Spinel7.2.1.1MgAl2O4
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Siderite14.1.1.3FeCO3
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 66 - INOSILICATES Double-Width,Unbranched Chains,(W=2)
Amphiboles - Mg-Fe-Mn-Li subgroup
Kaersutite66.1.3a.18{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
'Glauconite'71.2.2a.5(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 clays
Montmorillonite71.3.1a.2(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with H2O and organics
Opal75.2.1.1SiO2 · nH2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Aragonite-CaCO3
'Clinopyroxene Subgroup'-
'Fayalite-Forsterite Series'-
'Feldspar Group'-
'Garnet Group'-X3Z2(SiO4)3
'Limonite'-(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
'Manganese Oxides'-
Opal
var: Opal-AN
-SiO2 · nH2O
'Thomsonite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
H Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
H OpalSiO2 · nH2O
H Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
H Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
H Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
CCarbon
C AragoniteCaCO3
C SideriteFeCO3
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AragoniteCaCO3
O SideriteFeCO3
O CalciteCaCO3
O Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
O Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
O Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
O Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
O SpinelMgAl2O4
O Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
O OpalSiO2 · nH2O
O Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
O Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
O HematiteFe2O3
O Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)
NaSodium
Na Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Na Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Na Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
MgMagnesium
Mg Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Mg Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Mg SpinelMgAl2O4
Mg Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Mg Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
AlAluminium
Al Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Al Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Al SpinelMgAl2O4
Al Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SiSilicon
Si Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Si Opal (var: Opal-AN)SiO2 · nH2O
Si Garnet GroupX3Z2(SiO4)3
Si Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Si Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Si OpalSiO2 · nH2O
Si Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
SSulfur
S PyriteFeS2
KPotassium
K Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca AragoniteCaCO3
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
Ca Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Ca Montmorillonite(Na,Ca)0.33(Al,Mg)2(Si4O10)(OH)2 · nH2O
TiTitanium
Ti Kaersutite{Na}{Ca2}{Mg3AlTi}(Al2Si6O22)O2
FeIron
Fe SideriteFeCO3
Fe Glauconite(K,Na)(Fe3+,Al,Mg)2(Si,Al)4O10(OH)2
Fe PyriteFeS2
Fe Augite(CaxMgyFez)(Mgy1Fez1)Si2O6
Fe Goethiteα-Fe3+O(OH)
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe Limonite(Fe,O,OH,H2O)

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