Story: Gemstones



These pebbles are of translucent hydrogrossular from Orepuki beach, Southland, showing the range of colour in this mineral. It can be worked effectively, as shown by the carved examples, prepared by Russell Beck.

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Photograph by Russell Beck

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Jocelyn Thornton, 'Gemstones - Other gemstones', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Jocelyn Thornton, published 12 Jun 2006