Kōrero: Gemstones

Collecting stones, Granity

Collecting stones, Granity

Stony beaches, where pebbles have been smoothed by wave action, are the best places to collect gemstones. The exposed stony beach around Granity, on the West Coast, contains a variety of rock types – including plenty of granite.

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Private collection
Photograph by Judith Nathan

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jocelyn Thornton, 'Gemstones - New Zealand gemstones', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5109/collecting-stones-granity (accessed 28 May 2022)

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