Nelson, C.S. & Kamp, P.J.J. (2013). Field trip guide to the Onland Oligocene-Miocene Sedimentary Record, Eastern Taranaki Basin Margin. Ministry of Economic Development, New Zealand, unpublished Petroleum Report PR4065, 56 pp.
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This field guide affords a north to south transect through examples of the Mesozoic to Quaternary sedimentary succession exposed in the Waikato, King Country and coastal strip of the eastern Taranaki basins, with particular focus on the Oligocene and Miocene deposits and how these link into the offshore parts of Taranaki Basin. The trip starts in Hamilton and ends at Tongaporutu on the north Taranaki coast, with overnight accommodation available at either Awakino or Mokau. Primarily under both local and more distant tectonic control, the stops provide examples of the various carbonate and terrigenous (locally volcaniclastic)-dominated facies associated with marginal marine, shoreline, shelf and slope-to-basin depositional settings, and their stratigraphic architecture and wider sequence stratigraphic context. Along the way, visits are recorded to basement greywacke, serpentinite and limestone quarries.
© 2013 C.S. Nelson & P.J.J. Kamp.