West Coast

Paralic coal measures of the West Coast, New Zealand, as a source and reservoir analogue for terrestrial systems

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West Coast field trip photo

The Brunner Coal Measures of Buller Coalfield and surrounding areas of the South Island’s West Coast are of Eocene age, sandstone- and coal-rich, and primarily terrestrial but with some marine influence. This unit provides an easily accessible field analogue for source and reservoir facies of the Kapuni Group of Taranaki Basin. This two to four day field trip includes observation of formation contacts, sandstone and conglomerate facies, and coal seams, as well as evidence of marine incursions, basin inversion and other post-depositional deformation. Paralic coal measure sediments exposed in the West Coast, New Zealand.

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