Stratigraphy, age, composition, and correlation of late Quaternary tephras interbedded with organic sediments in Waikato lakes, North Island, New Zealand
Lowe, D.J. (1988). Stratigraphy, age, composition, and correlation of late Quaternary tephras interbedded with organic sediments in Waikato lakes, North Island, New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics, 31(2), 125-165.
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Cores from 14 peaty lakes in the central Waikato region, northern North Island, contain a sequence of 41 well-preserved, mainly macroscopic, occasionally bedded, ash and lapilli layers ranging in thickness from c. 2 to 110 mm and interbedded with fine-grained organic lake sediment. The layers, whose field and compositional properties are described in detail, are distal airfall tephras that were erupted between c. 17000 and c. 1800 ¹⁴C years ago from six rhyolitic and andesitic volcanic centres located c. 70-200 km from the Waikato sites: Taupo (5 tephras), Okataina (7), Maroa (1) (rhyolitic); Mayor Island (2) (peralkaline); Tongariro (11), and Egmont (15) (andesitic).
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