Story: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Cross-section of the Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki Plains

Cross-section of the Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki Plains

This cross-section of the region – from the Hapūakohe Range across the Hauraki Plains and the peninsula, along a line to the south of Thames and Tairua – shows how faulting has shaped the landforms. Faulting has created a pattern of alternating basin and uplift. The basin to the west of the Hauraki Fault has filled with sediment, while volcanic deposits have added to the uplifted landforms of the peninsula.

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Source: R. G. Barker, Geology of the Coromandel Peninsula. Auckland: Pagez Productions, 1992, p. 2

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Geology and landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2024)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 1 Apr 2016