Kōrero: Rock and mineral names

Rodingite

Rodingite

This 5-centimetre piece of rodingite was collected near the Roding River in Nelson. The creamy coloured material is called hydrogrossular, and is surrounded by grains of pyroxene.

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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/9077/rodingite (accessed 25 August 2019)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006