In a far-sighted scientific paper in 1912, New Zealand geologist Patrick Marshall identified what he called the Andesite Line. This is a chain of active volcanoes around the margins of the Pacific Ocean, which we now know to follow the edge of the Pacific tectonic plate.
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Reference: J. J. Reed, 'Mineralogy and petrology in the New Zealand geological survey 1865-1965.' New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 8, no. 6 (December
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