Kōrero: Geology – overview

Schist tors

Schist tors

Schist tors (large standing rocks) are a distinctive feature of the landscape in central Otago. They are blocks of harder rock that remain after softer rock has been weathered away. This aerial photograph, taken near Strath Taieri, shows that tors are often aligned, possibly representing bands of harder material in the schist.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN39504/17
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, 'Geology – overview - Disturbances on the edge of Gondwana', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8311/schist-tors (accessed 9 April 2020)

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