Kōrero: Rock and mineral names

Sugar Loaf Islands, New Plymouth

Sugar Loaf Islands, New Plymouth

Taranakite was originally described from thin veins cutting volcanic rock on the Sugar Loaf Islets near New Plymouth, in Taranaki. It forms in coastal areas by a chemical reaction between bird droppings and volcanic rock. In the background are industrial buildings and New Plymouth Harbour.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN47039/23
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Simon Nathan, 'Rock and mineral names - Mineral names – 1', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9082/sugar-loaf-islands-new-plymouth (accessed 22 October 2021)

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