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Murihiku beds (1st of 3)

Murihiku beds

This aerial view shows the distinctive, steeply tilted Murihiku beds in the Hokonui Hills, Southland. Some of the harder beds or groups of beds, mainly sandstone or conglomerate, stand out clearly. Much of what you cannot see is mudstone, which is softer and tends to be covered in grass.

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Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, 'Geology – overview - Building a continent', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 May 2022)

Story by Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006