Kōrero: Fossils

Drill rig

Drill rig

Drill rigs exploring for oil and gas use microfossils to determine what rock they are drilling through. Tiny microfossils such as foraminifera can be used to identify and date different layers of rock, providing crucial information in the search for new sources of petroleum.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN36369/20
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Source: GNS New Zealand

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Hamish Campbell, 'Fossils - Uses and collections', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9054/drill-rig (accessed 30 November 2021)

He kōrero nā Hamish Campbell, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006