New Zealand

New Zealand


The oldest exposed surface on Earth is New Zealand's south island.


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The oldest section of New Zealand's landmass was formed during the Cambrian through to the Devonian periods, some 540 to 360 million years ago. They originally consisted of sediments deposited on the seafloor offshore from the parts of Gondwana that would later become Antarctica and Australia.


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