Story: Rock and mineral names

Geological hammer (2nd of 2)

Geological hammer

Geologists carry a geological hammer in the field to break off fresh pieces of rock for examination. It is a very personal piece of equipment, used in the logo of the Geological Society of New Zealand (left). The hammer on the right belonged to geologist Patrick Marshall.

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Simon Nathan, 'Rock and mineral names - Mineral names – 1', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006