|Latitude & Longitude (WGS84):||36° 49' 4'' South , 174° 48' 25'' East|
|Latitude & Longitude (decimal):||-36.81794,174.80709|
|Köppen climate type:||Cfb : Temperate oceanic climate|
Parnell Grit outcrops at the Northern end of the beach. Collecting should be restricted to below the high tide mark. Zeolitised clasts in the beds are derived from the Manukau stratovolcano with some input from the Kaipara stratovolcano - both of these are of Miocene age and apart from the uplifted fault block forming the Waitakere Ranges they are not exposed and are only inferred from magnetic anomalies.
5 valid minerals.
Rock Types Recorded
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0 - 2.588 Ma
|Cenozoic sedimentary rocks|
Age: Pleistocene (0 - 2.588 Ma)
Reference: Chorlton, L.B. Generalized geology of the world: bedrock domains and major faults in GIS format: a small-scale world geology map with an extended geological attribute database. doi: 10.4095/223767. Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 5529.