Story: Soils

Deep loess (2nd of 2)

Deep loess

Deep deposits of loess originated as large amounts of finely ground rock and soil deposited by retreating glaciers and relocated by strong winds. This example on Banks Peninsula shows the layering effect of loess built up over a long period.

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Reference: CN25018/3
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Allan Hewitt, 'Soils - Soil features', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12269/deep-loess (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Allan Hewitt, published 24 Sep 2007