Kōrero: Rock and mineral names

Beach platform, Motukorea Island (1 o 2)

Beach platform, Motukorea Island

The narrow shore platform on Motukorea (Brown’s) Island, near Auckland is covered with a layer of pebbles held together by calcareous cement, forming a small area of what is locally called beach limestone. The new mineral motukoreaite was found within the light-coloured calcareous material.

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Photograph by Bruce Hayward

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Nathan, 'Rock and mineral names - Mineral names – 2', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9093/beach-platform-motukorea-island (accessed 5 August 2020)

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