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Arrow Junction Quarry, Arrow Junction, Queenstown-Lakes District, Otago Region, New Zealandi
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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):
44° 58' 56'' South , 168° 51' 13'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal):
Locality type:
Köppen climate type:
Nearest Settlements:
PlacePopulationDistance
Arrowtown2,151 (2011)6.0km
Queenstown10,442 (2018)15.9km
Wanaka4,428 (2011)39.1km
Kingston2,460 (2018)40.4km
Clyde890 (2014)42.8km


The relatively uncommon species ardennite occurs in quartz veins in pinkish piermontite schist. The chemically complex ardennite occurs in crack seal quartz veins in a quartz-albite-piermontite-spessartine-phengitehematite-chlorite-rutile-tourmaline-calcite schist of the Haast Schist Group.

(Coombs, et. al., 1993) states it is the first time boron has been detected in ardennite.

Late stage veins formed under less oxidised conditions contain chlorite, albite and manganoan calcite. Digenite with lesser intergrown covellite occurs in minor amounts in the manganoan calcite, with chalcopyrite and native copper in other late stage veins.

Ardennite and associated minerals formed from highly oxidised Fe-Mn oxides, and hydroxide bearing siliceous pelagic sediments.

Ornamental stone was once extracted here, it is assumed a pinkish quartzite schist for stone masonry. The area contains many small acreages.

Co-ordinates show Arrow Junction only.

Regions containing this locality

Pacific PlateTectonic Plate
South Island, New ZealandIsland

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Standard Detailed Strunz Dana Chemical Elements

Mineral List


13 valid minerals.

Detailed Mineral List:

Albite
Formula: Na(AlSi3O8)
Reference: Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Reay, A. (1993) An occurrence of ardennite in quartz veins in piermontite schist, Western Otago, New Zealand. Mineralogy and Petrology, 48:2-4, 295-308.
Ardennite-(As)
Formula: Mn2+4Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
Reference: C. Lemanski, Jr. collection (6782CL).
Calcite
Formula: CaCO3
Reference: Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Reay, A. (1993) An occurrence of ardennite in quartz veins in piermontite schist, Western Otago, New Zealand. Mineralogy and Petrology, 48:2-4, 295-308.
Calcite var: Manganoan Calcite
Formula: (Ca,Mn)CO3
Reference: Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Reay, A. (1993) An occurrence of ardennite in quartz veins in piermontite schist, Western Otago, New Zealand. Mineralogy and Petrology, 48:2-4, 295-308.
Chalcopyrite
Formula: CuFeS2
Reference: Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Reay, A. (1993) An occurrence of ardennite in quartz veins in piermontite schist, Western Otago, New Zealand. Mineralogy and Petrology, 48:2-4, 295-308.
'Chlorite Group'
Reference: Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Reay, A. (1993) An occurrence of ardennite in quartz veins in piermontite schist, Western Otago, New Zealand. Mineralogy and Petrology, 48:2-4, 295-308.
Copper
Formula: Cu
Reference: Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Reay, A. (1993) An occurrence of ardennite in quartz veins in piermontite schist, Western Otago, New Zealand. Mineralogy and Petrology, 48:2-4, 295-308.
Covellite
Formula: CuS
Reference: Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Reay, A. (1993) An occurrence of ardennite in quartz veins in piermontite schist, Western Otago, New Zealand. Mineralogy and Petrology, 48:2-4, 295-308.
Digenite
Formula: Cu9S5
Reference: Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Reay, A. (1993) An occurrence of ardennite in quartz veins in piermontite schist, Western Otago, New Zealand. Mineralogy and Petrology, 48:2-4, 295-308.
Hematite
Formula: Fe2O3
Reference: Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Reay, A. (1993) An occurrence of ardennite in quartz veins in piermontite schist, Western Otago, New Zealand. Mineralogy and Petrology, 48:2-4, 295-308.
Muscovite
Formula: KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Reference: Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Reay, A. (1993) An occurrence of ardennite in quartz veins in piermontite schist, Western Otago, New Zealand. Mineralogy and Petrology, 48:2-4, 295-308.
Muscovite var: Phengite
Formula: KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Reference: Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Reay, A. (1993) An occurrence of ardennite in quartz veins in piermontite schist, Western Otago, New Zealand. Mineralogy and Petrology, 48:2-4, 295-308.
Piemontite
Formula: {Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Reference: C. Lemanski, Jr. collection (6782CL) Coombs, D.S., Dowse, M., Grapes, R., Kawachi, Y., Roser, B. (1985) Geochemistry and origin of piemontite-bearing and associated manganiferous schists from Arrow Junction, western Otago, New Zealand. Chemical Geology, 48:1-4, 57-78.
Quartz
Formula: SiO2
Reference: Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Reay, A. (1993) An occurrence of ardennite in quartz veins in piermontite schist, Western Otago, New Zealand. Mineralogy and Petrology, 48:2-4, 295-308.
Rutile
Formula: TiO2
Reference: Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Reay, A. (1993) An occurrence of ardennite in quartz veins in piermontite schist, Western Otago, New Zealand. Mineralogy and Petrology, 48:2-4, 295-308.
Spessartine
Formula: Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Reference: Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Reay, A. (1993) An occurrence of ardennite in quartz veins in piermontite schist, Western Otago, New Zealand. Mineralogy and Petrology, 48:2-4, 295-308.
'Tourmaline'
Formula: A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Reference: Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Reay, A. (1993) An occurrence of ardennite in quartz veins in piermontite schist, Western Otago, New Zealand. Mineralogy and Petrology, 48:2-4, 295-308.

List of minerals arranged by Strunz 10th Edition classification

Group 1 - Elements
Copper1.AA.05Cu
Group 2 - Sulphides and Sulfosalts
Chalcopyrite2.CB.10aCuFeS2
Covellite2.CA.05aCuS
Digenite2.BA.10Cu9S5
Group 4 - Oxides and Hydroxides
Hematite4.CB.05Fe2O3
Quartz4.DA.05SiO2
Rutile4.DB.05TiO2
Group 5 - Nitrates and Carbonates
Calcite5.AB.05CaCO3
var: Manganoan Calcite5.AB.05(Ca,Mn)CO3
Group 9 - Silicates
Albite9.FA.35Na(AlSi3O8)
Ardennite-(As)9.BJ.40Mn2+4Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
Muscovite9.EC.15KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
var: Phengite9.EC.15KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Piemontite9.BG.05a{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Spessartine9.AD.25Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Unclassified Minerals, Rocks, etc.
'Chlorite Group'-
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals arranged by Dana 8th Edition classification

Group 1 - NATIVE ELEMENTS AND ALLOYS
Metals, other than the Platinum Group
Copper1.1.1.3Cu
Group 2 - SULFIDES
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 2:1
Digenite2.4.7.3Cu9S5
AmXp, with m:p = 1:1
Covellite2.8.12.1CuS
AmBnXp, with (m+n):p = 1:1
Chalcopyrite2.9.1.1CuFeS2
Group 4 - SIMPLE OXIDES
A2X3
Hematite4.3.1.2Fe2O3
AX2
Rutile4.4.1.1TiO2
Group 14 - ANHYDROUS NORMAL CARBONATES
A(XO3)
Calcite14.1.1.1CaCO3
Group 51 - NESOSILICATES Insular SiO4 Groups Only
Insular SiO4 Groups Only with cations in [6] and >[6] coordination
Spessartine51.4.3a.3Mn2+3Al2(SiO4)3
Group 58 - SOROSILICATES Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with cations in [6] and higher coordination; single and double groups (n = 1, 2)
Piemontite58.2.1a.11{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Insular, Mixed, Single, and Larger Tetrahedral Groups with insular single and triple groups (n=1, 3)
Ardennite-(As)58.3.1.1Mn2+4Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
Group 71 - PHYLLOSILICATES Sheets of Six-Membered Rings
Sheets of 6-membered rings with 2:1 layers
Muscovite71.2.2a.1KAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
Group 75 - TECTOSILICATES Si Tetrahedral Frameworks
Si Tetrahedral Frameworks - SiO2 with [4] coordinated Si
Quartz75.1.3.1SiO2
Group 76 - TECTOSILICATES Al-Si Framework
Al-Si Framework with Al-Si frameworks
Albite76.1.3.1Na(AlSi3O8)
Unclassified Minerals, Mixtures, etc.
Calcite
var: Manganoan Calcite
-(Ca,Mn)CO3
'Chlorite Group'-
Muscovite
var: Phengite
-KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
'Tourmaline'-A(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z

List of minerals for each chemical element

HHydrogen
H Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
H Ardennite-(As)Mn42+Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
H Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
H MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
BBoron
B TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
CCarbon
C CalciteCaCO3
C Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
OOxygen
O Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
O Ardennite-(As)Mn42+Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
O CalciteCaCO3
O QuartzSiO2
O AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
O SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
O Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
O HematiteFe2O3
O RutileTiO2
O TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
O Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
O MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
NaSodium
Na AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
MgMagnesium
Mg Ardennite-(As)Mn42+Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
Mg Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
AlAluminium
Al Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Al Ardennite-(As)Mn42+Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
Al AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Al SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Al Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Al MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SiSilicon
Si Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Si Ardennite-(As)Mn42+Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
Si QuartzSiO2
Si AlbiteNa(AlSi3O8)
Si SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Si Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Si TourmalineA(D3)G6(Si6O18)(BO3)3X3Z
Si MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
SSulfur
S DigeniteCu9S5
S CovelliteCuS
S ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
KPotassium
K Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
K MuscoviteKAl2(AlSi3O10)(OH)2
CaCalcium
Ca Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Ca CalciteCaCO3
Ca Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
TiTitanium
Ti RutileTiO2
MnManganese
Mn Piemontite{Ca2}{Al2Mn3+}(Si2O7)(SiO4)O(OH)
Mn Ardennite-(As)Mn42+Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6
Mn SpessartineMn32+Al2(SiO4)3
Mn Calcite (var: Manganoan Calcite)(Ca,Mn)CO3
FeIron
Fe Muscovite (var: Phengite)KAl1.5(Mg,Fe)0.5(Al0.5Si3.5O10)(OH)2
Fe HematiteFe2O3
Fe ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
CuCopper
Cu DigeniteCu9S5
Cu CovelliteCuS
Cu ChalcopyriteCuFeS2
Cu CopperCu
AsArsenic
As Ardennite-(As)Mn42+Al4(AlMg)(AsO4)(SiO4)2(Si3O10)(OH)6

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Coombs, D.S., Dowse, M., Grapes, R., Kawachi, Y., Roser, B. (1985) Geochemistry and origin of piemontite-bearing and associated manganiferous schists from Arrow Junction, western Otago, New Zealand. Chemical Geology, 48:1-4, 57-78.
Coombs, D.S., Kawachi, Y., Reay, A. (1993) An occurrence of ardennite in quartz veins in piermontite schist, Western Otago, New Zealand. Mineralogy and Petrology, 48:2-4, 295-308.


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