Kōrero: Gemstones

Hydrogrossular

Hydrogrossular

These pebbles are of translucent hydrogrossular from Orepuki beach, Southland, showing the range of colour in this mineral. It can be worked effectively, as shown by the carved examples, prepared by Russell Beck.

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Private collection
Photograph by Russell Beck

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Jocelyn Thornton, 'Gemstones - Other gemstones', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5126/hydrogrossular (accessed 19 October 2019)

Story by Jocelyn Thornton, published 12 Jun 2006