Story: Marlborough region

Schist in Marlborough

Schist in Marlborough

Schist is a metamorphosed rock, which is found in a zone extending through the Richmond Range and into the Kenepuru and Queen Charlotte Sound area. The area is bounded on both sides by belts of greywacke. Consistent with the theory of land movement either side of the Alpine Fault, this zone of schist is paralleled by a schist zone – much larger however – on the other side of the Alpine Fault in Central Otago.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Geology and landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31708/schist-in-marlborough (accessed 25 May 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016