Story: Gemstones

Rock-collecting sites in New Zealand

Rock-collecting sites in New Zealand

This map shows New Zealand beaches where agates and other gemstones may be found. The collector needs to look for the small proportion of other rock types among the predominant greywacke.

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Jocelyn Thornton, 'Gemstones - New Zealand gemstones', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/5113/rock-collecting-sites-in-new-zealand (accessed 26 February 2017)

Story by Jocelyn Thornton, published 12 Jun 2006