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The geology of the Nelson City area

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dc.contributor.author Bruce, J. G
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-01T21:20:06Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-26T02:56:03Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-01T21:20:06Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-26T02:56:03Z
dc.date.copyright 1960
dc.date.issued 1960
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/24107
dc.description.abstract The geology of 25 square miles near Nelson City is described. Three major rock groups are recognised; 1. Upper Paleozoic, Brook Street volcanics and strongly folded Maitai sediments; 2. Tertiary beds that range from Eocene to Pliocene in age; 3. Pleistocene and Holocene beds. Brook Street Volcanic Group is defined and divided into four formations. Atomodesma and Peruvispira show the age to be upper Paleozoic. The three upper, of the four Maitai Series formations are represented. They are tightly folded, four fold axes crossing the area mapped. A substantially complete Eocene to Pliocene sequence was probably deposited, but the Tertiary rocks are strongly deformed, not well exposed, and few clear sections were seen. A northeast plunging syncline is the major structural feature. Divisions in terms of New Zealand stages, are based on paleontology. An active normal-dextral-transcurrent fault displaces periglacial topography. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title The geology of the Nelson City area en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Geology en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Science en_NZ

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