The Taupo Volcanic Zone – Part 3

Ok, so now we know a bit about the tectonic setting, a bit about what the volcanoes in the TVZ can produce.. what’s left is all the juicy stuff, all the questions that come to mind, such as Why is the TVZ so prolific? Why is rhyolitic volcanism constrained in a band between Okataina and…

The Taupo Volcanic Zone – Part I

This is the first installment of a series I have been planning to do for, um, about 16 years, on the TVZ and I should state right up front I am one of the least qualified people around to do this, being neither a geologist nor currently in New Zealand. What’s more I gleaned virtually…