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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