Story: Rock and mineral names



This 5-centimetre piece of rodingite was collected near the Roding River in Nelson. The creamy coloured material is called hydrogrossular, and is surrounded by grains of pyroxene.

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Simon Nathan, 'Rock and mineral names - Rocks named in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006