Story: Rock and mineral names

Adzite chisel

Adzite chisel

This is an example of an adzite chisel from the South Island. The scale is in centimetres. The rock type suggests that it comes from Nelson or D’Urville Island.

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Photograph by Bruce McFadgen

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Simon Nathan, 'Rock and mineral names - Local names', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006