Banks Peninsula New Zealand

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Banks Peninsula New Zealand




Banks Peninsula New Zealand (beside Christchurch) is an amazing and breathtaking piece of geology. Canterbury is famous for its flat plains that lead up to the Southern Alps but on the other side you have Banks Peninsula soaring above the landscape.

Banks Peninsula New Zealand is said to be an extint volcano but its shape is certainly nothing to do with volcanos (if it ever was an extinct volcano). It is evidence of the gEUlogy events that struck and formed New Zealand.




Banks Peninsula New Zealand stands out in its location beside Christchurch, notice how flat the land is around it and how Banks Peninsula suddenly and sharply stops.




Banks Peninsula New Zealand close up satellite view showing the classic lichtenberg figures, ridges, valleys, mountains, hills that are the evidence of Electric Universe geology and natural electric discharges on a massive scale.

If the Banks Peninsula New Zealand is an extinct volcano where is the cone? How could it form the amazingly sharp valleys that have very flat floors leading to sandy beaches and bays?

There is what is now forming a lake (Lake Ellsemere) but would have been a discharge crater to its side.




Banks Peninsula and Lyttelton Harbour area. Lyttelton Harbour is a spectacular drive either from or to Sumner. In the above image you get to see the discharge feelers going outwards and suddenly stopping. You also have the classic island in the middle of a harbour, bay or lake.

If Banks Peninsula is an extinct volcano how does erosion erode away Port Levy and Pigeon Bay in such a straight line yet not appear to touch the shoreline beside it or even erode the entrance to each of them wider than it is inland?

If Port Levy and Pigeon Bay were caused by erosion you would expect them to get narrower as they go further inland. If they were formed by some explosion of the extinct volcano how has it exploded in such an rectangular shape and twice beside each other? What are the odds?




Banks Peninsula and Akoroa Harbour - a fantastic place to visit for its gEUlogy scenary and its fudge. Akoroa Harbour was settled by the French and that is why Akoroa Harbour and Banks Peninsula ahve French names.

This area of Banks Peninsula really shows evidence of the lichtenberg pattern electrical discharge.

Banks Peninsula bays like Okains Bay are a geological puzzle. To drive down into them is a nightmare if you have a dodgy old car with no brakes. The road down into them are very very steep but once you hit the valley floor it is very flat. How can it be so flat? If you say its erosion and deposits why are there no ridges of rock protruding upwards in the middle of these bays? You should have spires and large lumps of rocks in all of these.

At the end of the bays you will find caves, stones etc.

The drive out of them is again a totuous affair if your car is old and does not have much of an engine left!




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Banks Peninsula forms the most prominent volcanic feature of the South Island. Geologically, the peninsula comprises the eroded remnants of two large stratovolcanoes (Lyttelton formed first, then Akaroa). These formed due to intraplate volcanism between approximately eleven and eight million years ago (Miocene) on a continental crust. The peninsula formed as offshore islands, with the volcanoes reaching to about 1,500 m above sea level. Two dominant craters formed Lyttelton and Akaroa Harbours. The Canterbury Plains formed from the erosion of the Southern Alps (an extensive and high mountain range caused by the meeting of the Indo-Australian and Pacific tectonic plates) and from the alluvial fans created by large braided rivers. These plains reach their widest point where they meet the hilly sub-region of Banks Peninsula. A layer of loess, a rather unstable fine silt deposited by the foehn winds which bluster across the plains, covers the northern and western flanks of the peninsula. The portion of crater rim lying between Lyttelton Harbour and Christchurch city forms the Port Hills.

wiki on Banks Peninsula



AbbeySam:
I agree that it looks a bit out of place stuck out on the flat side of NZ.  But I think it is also a very fertile place?  The sea very blue, trees very green and all round quite idyllic.  Do you think fertility levels have anything to do with EU bolts/zaps/strikes etc..?  Do you think that an oasis in a dessert is where there has been a lightning strike?

I can also vouch for the great fudge at Akaroa....  ;D

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