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Silicic tephras in Pleistocene shallow-marine sediments of Wanganui Basin, New Zealand

Pillans, Bradley; Alloway, Brent; Naish, Tim; Westgate, John A; Abbott, Steve; Palmer, Alan


Vitric-rich volcaniclastic horizons are important for correlation of glacio-eustatic sedimentary cycles, both within the well known shallow-marine record of Wanganui Basin, and other New Zealand terrestrial and deep marine records. They also record distal major rhyolitic eruptions from the Taupo (TVZ) and Coromandel (CVZ) Volcanic Zones that are lacking in proximal source areas. Twenty-eight volcaniclastic horizons are recognised in the Castlecliffian and late Nukumaruan strata of Wanganui...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand


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