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Mouraki Boulders - NZ

Mouraki Boulders - NZ

Karekare beach - NZ

Karekare beach - NZ

Te Anau, NZ

Te Anau, NZ

The Moeraki Boulders, founded in New Zealand are unique large and spherical shaped, grey colored boulders located along the stretch of koekohe beach.   The composition is very unique and interesting comprising of clay, fine silt, and mud, bounded by the calcite.

See the Moeraki Boulders - geological marvels, exposed by erosion of sedimentary rocks laid down from 65 to 13 million years ago. They are formed by the gradual precipitation of calcite in mudstone over 4 million years!

The Moeraki Boulders are a big attraction, found on Koekohe Beach near Moeraki on New Zealand’s coast. The huge, gray, spherical stones formed in sediment on the sea floor 60 million years ago and were revealed by shoreline erosion. The boulders, some of which stand alone and some in clusters, can weigh several tons and measure 10 feet across.

The Moeraki Boulders, Koekohe Beach, New Zealand’s The huge, gray, spherical boulders formed in sediment on the sea floor 60 million years ago were revealed by shoreline erosion - can weigh several tons & measure 10 feet across.

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