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Ram Rock Quarry, Waitaki District, Otago Region, South Island, New Zealandi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 45° 34' 0'' South , 170° 30' 2'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -45.56692,170.50061
GeoHash:G#: pzchzbfc2
Locality type:Quarry
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Karitane427 (2015)14.7km
Warrington427 (2011)17.8km
Waitati534 (2011)21.0km
Portobello1,200 (2012)33.5km
Dunedin114,347 (2017)34.1km


North Otago.

Regions containing this locality

Pacific PlateTectonic Plate

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


6 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Analcime
Formula: Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Reference: J. Thornton in Micro-Scope, August 2000
Baryte
Formula: BaSO4
Reference: J. Thornton in Micro-Scope, August 2000
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: J. Thornton in Micro-Scope, August 2000
Gonnardite
Formula: (Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Reference: J. Thornton in Micro-Scope, August 2000
Natrolite
Formula: Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Reference: J. Thornton in Micro-Scope, August 2000
'Phillipsite'
Reference: C. Lemanski, Jr. collection (6784CL).
Pyrite
Formula: FeS2
Reference: J. Thornton in Micro-Scope, August 2000

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Pyrite2.EB.05aFeS2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
Group 7 - Sulphates, Chromates, Molybdates and Tungstates
Baryte7.AD.35BaSO4
Group 9 - Silicates
Analcime9.GB.05Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Gonnardite9.GA.05(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Natrolite9.GA.05Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Phillipsite'-

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:2
Pyrite2.12.1.1FeS2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 28 - ANHYDROUS ACID AND NORMAL SULFATES
AXO4
Baryte28.3.1.1BaSO4
Group 77 - TECTOSILICATES Zeolites
Zeolite group - True zeolites
Analcime77.1.1.1Na(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Gonnardite77.1.5.7(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Natrolite77.1.5.1Na2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
'Phillipsite'-

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
H Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
H NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
OOxygen
O AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
O BaryteBaSO4
O CalciteCaCO3
O Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
O NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
NaSodium
Na AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Na Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Na NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
AlAluminium
Al AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Al Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Al NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
SiSilicon
Si AnalcimeNa(AlSi2O6) · H2O
Si Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
Si NatroliteNa2Al2Si3O10 · 2H2O
SSulfur
S BaryteBaSO4
S PyriteFeS2
CaCalcium
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Gonnardite(Na,Ca)2(Si,Al)5O10 · 3H2O
FeIron
Fe PyriteFeS2
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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Serravallian - Aquitanian
11.62 - 23.03 Ma



ID: 1340393
Dunedin Volcanic Group basalt

Age: Miocene (11.62 - 23.03 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Dunedin Volcanic Group

Description: Alkali basalt lava flows, plugs, agglomerate, tuff and shallow intrusions including those offshore, dikes.

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

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

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

Eocene
33.9 - 56 Ma



ID: 1311559
Hogburn and Broken River formations

Age: Eocene (33.9 - 56 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Hogburn Formation; Broken River Formation

Description: Quartzose sandstone, conglomerate, mudstone and lignite.

Comments: Zealandia Megasequence Terrestrial and Shallow Marine Sedimentary Rocks (Paleogene to Cretaceous)

Lithology: Sandstone, conglomerate, mudstone, lignite

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]

Triassic - Permian
201.3 - 298.9 Ma



ID: 3189657
Paleozoic-Mesozoic crystalline metamorphic rocks

Age: Phanerozoic (201.3 - 298.9 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Haast Schist

Comments: Caples Terrane

Lithology: Metawacke; greenschist/almandine amphibolite grade metasedimentary/metavolcanic 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]

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


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