Story: Coal and coal mining

Geology of Island Block (1st of 2)

Geology of Island Block

This is an example of a detailed geological map of Island Block at Garvey Creek, near Reefton. The colours indicate different rock types. Brunner coal measures, containing thick coal seams, are pink. Individual coal seams are shown in black. These have been traced out in steep, heavily bush-covered country by coal prospectors.

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Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, 'Coal and coal mining - Coal resources', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/7412/geology-of-island-block (accessed 23 November 2019)

Story by Alan Sherwood and Jock Phillips, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 7 Sep 2016