Kōrero: Gemstones

Chert, flint and jasper

Chert, flint and jasper are opaque forms of ultrafine-grained quartz. Jasper is distinctively red or multicoloured. Flint is a hard variety of chert, often found as nodules in limestone.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jocelyn Thornton, 'Gemstones - Quartz', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/5123/chert-flint-and-jasper (accessed 14 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Jocelyn Thornton, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006