Story: Rock and mineral names

Akatoreite locality (1st of 2)

Akatoreite locality

At the coast near the mouth of the Akatore River in South Otago, the mineral akatoreite was discovered in a manganese-rich patch of chert and carbonate.

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Simon Nathan, 'Rock and mineral names - Mineral names – 2', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006