Story: Volcanoes

Tokatoka (2nd of 2)

Tokatoka

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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Photograph by Bruce Hayward

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Richard Smith, David J. Lowe and Ian Wright, 'Volcanoes - What is a volcano?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8705/tokatoka (accessed 12 December 2017)

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