Kōrero: Geology – overview

Coastal granite

Coastal granite

These rocks are jointed granite of Cretaceous age, exposed on rocky headlands near Anatakapau Bay, in Abel Tasman National Park. The golden sand in the background is derived from the weathering of the nearby granites.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN9720/01
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/8312/coastal-granite (accessed 6 April 2020)

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