Goodletite; XTS.2228

Name/Title

Goodletite

About this object

Goodletite; a greenish-grey rock consisting of ruby, sapphire and tourmaline crystals in fuchsite. Also known as ruby rock.

Goodletite is a form of corundum and is unique to New Zealand, commonly found near Hokitika. The mineral was named after William Goodlet, who was one of Professor James Gow Black’s assistants when he visited Thames in 1885 promoting the formation of schools of mines.

For more information about Thames School of Mines, which is cared for by Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga, visit our website.

Measurements

W: 6.5cm
L: 11cm

Credit Line

Collection of Thames School of Mines, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga

Object Type

Goodletite

Object number

XTS.2228

Copyright Licence  

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corundum

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