Story: Rock and mineral names

Beach platform, Motukorea Island (1st of 2)

Beach platform, Motukorea Island

The narrow shore platform on Motukorea (Brown’s) Island, near Auckland is covered with a layer of pebbles held together by calcareous cement, forming a small area of what is locally called beach limestone. The new mineral motukoreaite was found within the light-coloured calcareous material.

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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