OTAGO REGION Central Rocks: A guide to the geology and landscapes of Central Otago


Authors: Daphne E. Lee and P. Jane Forsyth
Year: 2009
Format: Softcover
Series: GSNZ Guidebook
Series volume: 14
ISBN: 978-1-877480-00-3

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This popular 84 page A4 guidebook describes and explains the geology and landforms of the Central Otago region, with a particular emphasis on those in the Clutha River catchment. The first section outlines the different types of rocks in the region and describes the geological processes that have formed them. This is followed by a selection of half-day and full-day geological tours around Queenstown, Wanaka, Cromwell and Alexandra, which include descriptions of fossil collecting locations.