Story: Iron and steel

Ironsand beaches, western North Island

Ironsand beaches, western North Island

Dark-coloured sand rich in titanomagnetite is found on beaches on the west coast of the North Island between Whanganui and Auckland. The sand is mined at Taharoa and Waikato North Head.

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Fleur Templeton, 'Iron and steel - Iron – an abundant resource', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/5880/ironsand-beaches-western-north-island (accessed 22 July 2019)

Story by Fleur Templeton, published 12 Jun 2006