|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||37° 10' 57'' South , 175° 41' 42'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-37.18256,175.69513|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Historic gold mine.
The mine was worked intermittently from 1875 until 1910. The Champion Mines Limited developed the mine during its latter years. A 10 stamp battery was erected in 1906, although it had only produced 198 ounces of gold by the end of 1910. Champion Consols, Champion West, Champion North, Temple Bar, and Day Dawn were leases mentioned as associated with the mine.
The country rock is rhyolite tuff, with much andesite hosting the Champion reef, which is actually an almost vertical silicified breccia intrusion, described historically as a pipe. The intrusion contains a network of white crystalline quartz veinlets, containing disseminated and cube pyrite, electrum filaments containing Au-Ag values, and small fragments of carbonised wood.
3 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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Entries shown in red are rocks recorded for this region.
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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0 - 2.588 Ma
|Cenozoic volcanic rocks|
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)
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. 
|Pliocene - Late Miocene|
2.588 - 11.62 Ma
|Whitianga Group rhyolite lava and related deposits|
Age: Neogene (2.588 - 11.62 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Whitianga Group
Comments: Zealandia Megasequence Extrusive and Intrusive Rocks (Neogene)
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. 
|Messinian - Tortonian|
5.333 - 11.62 Ma
|Coroglen Subgroup ignimbrite (Whitianga Group) of Coromandel Volcanic Zone|
Age: Miocene (5.333 - 11.62 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Coroglen Subgroup
Reference: Heron, D.W. . Geology Map of New Zealand 1:250 000. GNS Science Geological Map 1.