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Active and Extinct Epithermal Environments of the Nth Island New Zealand.

The North Island is renowned for its volcanic landscape, hot springs and gold-silver deposits. This 7-day excursion through the Taupo Volcanic Zone and southern Coromandel peninsula provides an overview of epithermal deposits and the processes that lead to their formation, with emphasis on metal transport-deposition, hydrothermal alteration, fluid chemistry, hydrology, and volcanic-tectonic setting.

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Leader:

Stuart F. Simmons (Hot Solutions)

Tony Christie (GNS Science)

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Dates:

22nd August - 28 August 2009

Location:

North Island New Zealand

Estimated Cost:  $2300.00NZ

includes transport,accommodation (twin share), meals & helicopter to

White Island

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Maximum Number of Participants:

25

Field trip starts and ends in Auckland, New Zealand

The itinerary includes visits to active volcanoes (White Island and Tongariro), active geothermal systems (Waiotapu, Orakeikorako, Waimangu, Broadlands-Ohaaki, Wairakei, Rotokawa, Rotorua) and epithermal gold-silver deposits in the Coromandel peninsula.

 

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