Story: 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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How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, 'Geology – overview - Disturbances on the edge of Gondwana', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 October 2016)

Full story by Eileen McSaveney and Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006