Story: Geology – overview

Coastal granite

Coastal granite

These rocks are jointed granite of Cretaceous age, exposed on rocky headlands near Anatakapau Bay, in Abel Tasman National Park. The golden sand in the background is derived from the weathering of the nearby granites.

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Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, 'Geology – overview - Disturbances on the edge of Gondwana', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 August 2022)

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