On the Type Locality and Other Occurrences of Awaruite (FeNi3) in Westland, New Zealand

K. A. Rodgers and M. H. Hey
Department of Geology, University of Auckland, Private Bag, Auckland 1, New Zealand
Department of Mineralogy, British Museum (Natural History), Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, England

Summary: Awaruite is not known from Awarua River or Awarua Bay, Westland, New Zealand, but was first described from alluvial sands of the Gorge River and soon thereafter, in situ in serpentinite from the same valley. The name is a misnomer.

Mineralogical Magazine; March 1980 v. 43; no. 329; p. 647-650; DOI: 10.1180/minmag.1980.043.329.14
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