This specimen of wairakite, from the Wairākei region,
measures 4 centimetres across.
GNS Science Photograph by Richard Cook
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Alfred Steiner, mineralogist
Simon Nathan, 'Rock and mineral names - Mineral names – 2', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/9090/wairakite (accessed 21 February 2020)
Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006