Story: Rock and mineral names

Hāpuku River (1st of 2)

Hāpuku River

Greywacke boulders in the Hāpuku River, near Kaikōura. The mountainous catchment is wholly in greywacke, so this is the only rock found as boulders in the river bed.

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Simon Nathan, 'Rock and mineral names - Local names', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006