Story: Geology – overview

Ignimbrite at Cathedral Cove (1st of 2)

Ignimbrite at Cathedral Cove

Cliffs surrounding Cathedral Cove at Whitianga, Coromandel Peninsula, are made of white massive ignimbrite, a rock produced by explosive volcanic eruptions about eight million years ago.

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Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, 'Geology – overview - New Zealand reborn', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

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