Golden Cross Mine, Waihi, Hauraki, Waikato, North Island, New Zealand
|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||37° 19' 48'' South , 175° 46' 53'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-37.33000,175.78139|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
The Golden Cross Mine site is situated eight kilometres northwest of Waihi in the Waitekauri Valley at the base of the Coromandel Peninsula. After producing 20.5 tonnes of gold and 52 tonnes of silver between 1991 and 1998 (worth $NZD430m at 2001 prices) the operation became the first modern mine in New Zealand to successfully move into planned closure and final rehabilitation.
It first operated as an underground gold mine from 1895 to 1920 and had produced two and half tons of gold in this time.
38 valid minerals.
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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5.333 - 23.03 Ma
|Coromandel Group Miocene andesite and basaltic andesite lava|
Age: Miocene (5.333 - 23.03 Ma)
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
|Waiwawa Subgroup andesite and dacite (Coromandel Group) of Coromandel Volcanic Zone|
Age: Miocene (5.333 - 11.62 Ma)
Stratigraphic Name: Coromandel Volcanic Zone; Coromandel Group; Waiwawa Subgroup
Reference: Heron, D.W. . Geology Map of New Zealand 1:250 000. GNS Science Geological Map 1.