|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||37° 6' 44'' South , 175° 32' 7'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-37.11246,175.53553|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Historic gold mine.
Located on the northern side of Sunbeam Creek. Neighbouring leases include Dunedin, Norfolk, Day Dawn, and Watchman.
The lodes trends east north-east, and dips steeply south-east, the quartz showing crustiform and banding. The host is andesite flows, and dacite breccia. There is a great mass of quartz at the junction of the 12 foot wide Sunbeam Reef, and two Footwall branches. From the shallow near surface workings, alot of gold was obtained.
In 1895, the Tararu Creek Gold Mines Ltd was formed in London to take over the Norfolk, Dunedin, Excelsior and Sunbeam leases.
8 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
Select Rock List TypeAlphabetical List Tree Diagram
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.
Click on geological units on the map for more information. Click here to view full-screen map on Macrostrat.org
5.333 - 23.03 Ma
|Coromandel Group Miocene andesite and basaltic andesite lava|
Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Coromandel 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. 
|Tortonian - Burdigalian|
7.246 - 20.44 Ma
|Kuaotunu Subgroup andesite and dacite (Coromandel Group) of Coromandel Volcanic Zone|
Age: Miocene (7.246 - 20.44 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Kuaotunu Subgroup
Reference: Heron, D.W. . Geology Map of New Zealand 1:250 000. GNS Science Geological Map 1.