New Zealand turbidite field trip – day 1

Today we went to a nice outcrop along the west Taranaki coast to look at Miocene turbidites.  These deep-marine sandstones were deposited in a retro-arc setting during the mid to late Miocene - more on that in another post.  The Taranaki basin is also a very productive basin in terms of hydrocarbons, with more than …

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