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Come In Time Mine, Bendigo, Central Otago District, Otago Region, South Island, New Zealand

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Latitude & Longitude (WGS84): 44° 56' 10'' South , 169° 24' 31'' East
Latitude & Longitude (decimal): -44.93635,169.40867
Köppen climate type:Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate

The Come In Time reef was the last discovered on the Bendigo Goldfield, being 1880. It is about 200 metres south of the Thomson Gorge Road, and there is a marked walk trail, and interpretive panels. The walk passes a 60 metre long tunnel (take a torch), and down a gully to an impressively restored stamp battery. The trail continues across a gully and over a steep ridge to the west to the Alta Mine.

The first crushing only achieved 110 ounces of gold from 330 tonnes of ore. Other attempts at mining were made in 1909 and 1919, and were also short lived.

Mineral List

1 valid mineral.

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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Hettangian - Roadian
199.3 - 272.3 Ma

ID: 1319062
Undifferentiated Rakaia Terrane Permian - Triassic TZIV schist

Age: Phanerozoic (199.3 - 272.3 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Rakaia Terrane

Description: Strongly foliated and segregated/quartz-laminated psammitic and pelitic schist; minor greenschist; rare metachert; TZIV.

Comments: Basement (Eastern Province) metamorphic rocks. Age based on lithostratigraphic inference

Lithology: Major:: {schist},Minor:: {psammite, pelite, greenschist, metachert}

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

Triassic - Guadalupian
201.3 - 272.3 Ma

ID: 1308140
Rakaia Terrane Permian-Triassic TZIV schist

Age: Phanerozoic (201.3 - 272.3 Ma)

Stratigraphic Name: Torlesse Supergroup

Description: Pelitic and psammitic schist (TZIV) with areas of greenschist or amphibolite and minor metachert, metagabbro and nephrite.

Comments: Eastern Province (Rakaia Terrane) Rocks

Lithology: Schist, greenschist, amphibolite, chert, gabbro, nephrite

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]

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