Story: Rock and mineral names

Tuhualite crystal (1st of 2)

Tuhualite crystal

This close-up reveals the shape and colour of a crystal of tuhualite.

Using this item

Private collection, Volker Hoppe
Photograph by Judy Rowe

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Simon Nathan, 'Rock and mineral names - Mineral names – 1', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 March 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006