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Richmond Hill, Aorere Goldfield, Tasman Region, South Island, New Zealand

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 40° 46' 13'' South , 172° 39' 25'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -40.77040,172.65702
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

Quartz shear zones associated with intrusion.

Masses of dravite/schorl tourmaline crystals in chlorite schist have been found in the area.

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28 valid minerals.

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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Ordovician - Cambrian
443.8 - 541 Ma

ID: 3190452
Paleozoic volcanic and intrusive rocks

Age: Paleozoic (443.8 - 541 Ma)

Lithology: Chert,limestone,tuffaceous sandstone,argillite,amphibolite,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]

Late Cambrian
485.4 - 501 Ma

ID: 1312920
Waingaro and Wakamarama schist

Age: Cambrian (485.4 - 501 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Waingaro Schist; Wakamarama Schist

Description: Quartz-albite-mica schist, amphibolite and metasandstone; greenschist and schistose metasedimentary rocks.

Comments: Western Province (Takaka Terrane) Rocks

Lithology: Schist, amphibolite, sandstone, greenschist

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]

Jiangshanian - Stage 5
489.5 - 509 Ma

ID: 1362517
Waingaro Schist derived from Devil River Volcanics

Age: Cambrian (489.5 - 509 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Waingaro Schist

Description: Greenschist derived primarily from Devil River Volcanics.

Comments: Basement (Western Province) metamorphic rocks. Age based on absolute age calculated from stratigraphic age range

Lithology: Major:: {greenschist}

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

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Grapes, R. H., and G. A. Challis. "Gersdorffite with pentlandite, violarite, pyrrhotite, and pyrite, northwest Nelson, New Zealand." New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 42, no. 2 (1999): 189-204.
Grapes, R. (date unknown) Tourmaline, Sapphire and Kyanite in Golden Bay. New Zealand Mineral Club talk (Library records of the Otago Rock & Mineral Club).

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