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rock fragments on the beach in New Zealand
March 13, 2014

Te Wahipounamu

Ice Age remnants of crystalline rock dot the coast north of Haast in southwestern New Zealand. The country’s Te Wahipounamu World Heritage area is a window on Gondwana—the supercontinent that fractured into today’s Southern Hemisphere landmasses.

See more pictures from the March 2014 feature story “Where the Greenstone Grows.”

Photograph by Michael Melford

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