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Greywacke in New Zealand

Greywacke in New Zealand

Greywacke makes up the main mountain ranges in New Zealand. Most of the material being eroded from the mountains is greywacke, so boulders of greywacke are abundant in most rivers and beaches around the coast.

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Simon Nathan, 'Rock and mineral names - Local names', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006