Story: Rock and mineral names

Wairakite (2nd of 2)


This specimen of wairakite, from the Wairākei region, measures 4 centimetres across.

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Simon Nathan, 'Rock and mineral names - Mineral names – 2', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006