Mrs Bosiak And Some Hardened Lava ( basalt ), The Volcano Rangitoto And Oops A Picture With Mrs Joyce In Qatar

Mrs Bosiak shares great pictures of a volcano she was able to visit.

Rangitoto Volcano Island

Description

• Rangitoto is a volcanic island in the Hauraki Gulf visible from most parts of Auckland City.

• It is the most recent, largest and least altered volcano in the Auckland Volcanic Field which is made up of around 50 small volcanoes.

• It was formed by at least 2 eruptions 600-700 years ago.

• The highest part is 260m, and it is 5.5km wide.

• The island is part of the Hauraki Gulf Maritime Park and is administered by the Department of Conservation.

• Past activities include scoria quarries, military installations and at one time it had a small permanent population.

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