Kōrero: Rock and mineral names

Dun Mountain

Dun Mountain

On Dun Mountain (middle distance) the nature of the rocks controls the vegetation. Dunite, which underlies the ground here, forms very infertile soils on which no trees can grow. Where the belt of dunite gives way to other rock types, there is dense forest.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

GNS Science
Reference: CN1191/11
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

Permission of GNS Science must be obtained before any use of this image.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Nathan, 'Rock and mineral names - Rocks named in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9074/dun-mountain (accessed 24 July 2021)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006