Story: Rock and mineral names

Dunite (1st of 2)


This fresh, 7-centimetre specimen of dunite was collected on Dun Mountain. The rock is composed almost entirely of interlocking grains of yellowish-green olivine, with tiny black grains of chromite.

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Simon Nathan, 'Rock and mineral names - Rocks named in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 June 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006