Ashburton District, Canterbury Region, South Island, New Zealand
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|Location is approximate, based on center of defined region.|
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||43° South , 171° East (est.)|
The Ashburton District is 6175 square kilometres with a population of around 33 000. It is governed by the Ashburton District Council with its seat in the town of Ashburton, the district's largest town. Other small town include Rakaia and Methven. The economy is based on dairying, meat and arable cropping.
The district is bordered to the east by the Pacific Ocean, west by the Southern Alps matching the Canterbury/West Coast regions border, north by the Rakaia River, and south by the Rangitata River.
Agate can be found in the Mount Somers area, which was historically also an old coal mining area.
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13 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Localities in this Region
- South Island
- Canterbury Region
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