Kōrero: Caving

Cave pearls (3 o 3)

Cave pearls

Cave pearls are a curious phenomenon. Also known as oolites, they are balls of calcite that have formed around fine grains of sand. These ones are on the floor of Honeycomb Hill Cave in the Ōpārara Valley, north of Karamea.

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Photograph by Ian Millar

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Carl Walrond, 'Caving - Caves and life forms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11518/cave-pearls (accessed 22 July 2019)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007