Story: Volcanoes

Tokatoka (2nd of 2)


Tokatoka, near Dargaville, is the eroded remnant of the plug of an extinct andesite volcano. Radiometric dating shows that the volcano was active about 18 million years ago (early Miocene).

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Richard Smith, David J. Lowe and Ian Wright, 'Volcanoes - What is a volcano?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 April 2024)

Story by Richard Smith, David J. Lowe and Ian Wright, published 12 Jun 2006