Story: Rock and mineral names

Goodletite pendant

Goodletite pendant

Goodletite is a local name for this rare, greenish-grey ruby rock – a form of the mineral corundum. This is found only near Hokitika on the West Coast. Despite more than 100 years of searching, goodletite has been found only as boulders and never in the place where it was formed.

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New Zealand Ruby Rock
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Simon Nathan, 'Rock and mineral names - Rocks named in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006