Landslides in the Kilmog Hill - Sea Cliff area, South Island, New Zealand

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Stout, M.L. 1971 Landslides in the Kilmog Hill - Sea Cliff area, South Island, New Zealand. Lower Hutt: New Zealand Geological Survey. New Zealand Geological Survey report EG 116 14 p.

Abstract: This report presents the observations and recommendations of an engineering geological study of the Kilmog Hill - Sea Cliff are, north of Dunedin. The area described in this study generally includes the coastal area between Warrington and Karitane Beaches extending inland to and just west of existing State Highway No. 1. The purpose of the investigation was to study active and inactive landslides within this area, and particularly to collect clay samples from exposed slip surfaces of landslide for laboratory analyses. Originally it was hoped to be able to obtain shear strength data on several representative samples to allow some tentatively stability calculations to be made. However, at the time of this writing, no testing by Ministry of Works has yet been authorized. As a result, no attempts have been made to ascertain the exact conditions of stability which periodically lead to failures in the area. Clay samples collected as a result of this study are currently stored in the Engineering Geology Division of the N.Z. Geological Survey, Lower Hutt. (auth)