The Pounamu Terrane: a new component in the assembly of Zealandia

Dr Alan Cooper, University of Otago

2018 Hochstetter Lecture and RSNZ Manawatu Branch September 2018 meeting – joint with the Geoscience Society of New Zealand Manawatu Branch

7.30 pm Tuesday, 18 September, Palmerston North Central Library, George Street, Palmerston North

Otago’s Haast Schist is the most deeply buried and metamorphosed rock in New Zealand. It represents part of an old/ancient subduction system along the eastern margin of Gondwana. Dr Alan Cooper’s 2018 Hochstetter Lecture will present aspects of his research on the deposition the sequence that underwent multiple episodes of deformation and metamorphism to produce the extraordinary schist terrane found the South Island today.

All warmly welcome!

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