Cook's Head Rock

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Cook's Head during late afternoon. Looking north towards Taieri Mouth and Dunedin. Cooks head overview.JPG
Cook's Head during late afternoon. Looking north towards Taieri Mouth and Dunedin.

Cook's Head Rock is a phonolite basalt rock [1] standing on the Chrystall's Beach expanse closely north of the rivermouth settlement Toko Mouth of South Otago, New Zealand. [2] The lower faces of the rock are made up of numerous hexagonal basalt columns suggesting Cook's Head Rock is a former volcanic vent.

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Coordinates: 46°12′07″S170°04′52″E / 46.2019°S 170.0810°E / -46.2019; 170.0810

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