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The Moutere gravels

The Moutere gravels

The Upper Moutere and Mapua districts in the Nelson region are covered by ancient, brown, clay-bound gravels. The uniformity of the topographic pattern indicates the widespread regularity of the gravel and the long period over which this landscape has developed.

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New Zealand Society of Soil Science
Reference: Les Molloy, Soils in the New Zealand landscape: the living mantle. Wellington: Mallinson Rendel, 1988, plate 8.10
Photograph by Quentin Christie

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Allan Gillingham, 'Soils and regional land use - Northern and western South Island', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

Story by Allan Gillingham, published 24 Nov 2008