Bryozoan limestone with Rhodoliths

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Bruce Comfort on October 4, 2011

This exposure of Rhodoliths (fossilsed red algae) is not well recorded in NZ Geological records, despite being as spectacular as the rhodoliths at Rifle Butts - a well known location. On this exposed pavement, the rhodoliths are both embedded in other limestone and free, and any number can be lifted from the matrix. They vary in density and size, but are generally the size of a large hens' egg.

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  • Uploaded on May 23, 2010
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Bruce Comfort
    • Camera: OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD X300,D565Z,C450Z
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 8.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash