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About GoodletiteHide

Named for Mr William Goodlet.
A colourful metamorphic rock from New Zealand used as a gemstone. Found in glacial moraines and river deposits as float over a 20x20 km area from Taipo River in north to Cropp River in the south and west to the coast. Not found in situ. Also contains accessory chromite and mainly dravite tourmaline.
Found at Back Creek, Rimu, South Island, New Zealand.

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Journal of Petrology (1996) 37:293-315

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- This locality has map coordinates listed. - This locality has estimated coordinates. ⓘ - Click for further information on this occurrence. ? - Indicates mineral may be doubtful at this locality. - Good crystals or important locality for species. - World class for species or very significant. (TL) - Type Locality for a valid mineral species. (FRL) - First Recorded Locality for everything else (eg varieties). Struck out - Mineral was erroneously reported from this locality. Faded * - Never found at this locality but inferred to have existed at some point in the past (eg from pseudomorphs.)

All localities listed without proper references should be considered as questionable.
New Zealand
  • South Island
    • West Coast Region
      • Westland District
Grapes, R., Palmer, K. (1996) (Ruby—Sapphire)—Chromian Mica—Tourmaline Rocks from Westland, New Zealand. Journal of Petrology, 37(2), 293-315.
          • Rimu
Grapes, R., Palmer, K. (1996) Ruby-sapphire-chromian-mica-tourmaline rocks from Westland, New Zealand. Journal of Petrology, 37, 293-315.
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