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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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10059869
Photograph by Ian Millar

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

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 1 June 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007