Kōrero: Hauraki–Coromandel region

Cross-section of the Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki Plains

Cross-section of the Coromandel Peninsula and Hauraki Plains

This cross-section of the region – from the Hapūakohe Range, across the Hauraki Plains and the peninsula, along a line to the south of Thames and Tairua – shows the way faulting has shaped the land forms. Faulting has created an alternating basin and uplift. The basin, to the west of the Hauraki Fault, has filled with sediment, while volcanic deposits have added to the uplifted landforms of the peninsula.

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Source: R. G. Barker, Geology of the Coromandel Peninsula. Auckland: Pagez Productions, 1992, p. 2

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Paul Monin, 'Hauraki–Coromandel region - Geology and landscape', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/diagram/30357/cross-section-of-the-coromandel-peninsula-and-hauraki-plains (accessed 16 October 2019)

Story by Paul Monin, updated 14 Apr 2016