Story: Geology – overview

Murihiku sediments (2nd of 3)

Murihiku sediments

These tilted beds of sandstone, siltstone and conglomerate are at Albatross Point, near Kāwhia Harbour. The beds were deposited in middle Jurassic time, about 160 million years ago.

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Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, 'Geology – overview - Building a continent', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8306/murihiku-sediments (accessed 24 June 2021)

Story by Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006