Kōrero: Geology – overview

Fossil tree stump (3 o 3)

Fossil tree stump

Fossil tree stumps are found in Murihiku sediments at Curio Bay, in eastern Southland. These are thought to be remnants of a fossil forest of middle Jurassic age (about 160 million years ago) that grew on a river plain subject to flash flooding.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN39330/18
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, 'Geology – overview - Building a continent', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8307/fossil-tree-stump (accessed 28 May 2020)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006