New Zeland nature study Book
- Martin, W.
- Journal / Source
- Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd, Christchurch
- Posthole boring of dune sands on Nine Mile Beach, south of Cape Foulwind, Westport, shows that the surface sand to a depth of 20 ft contains an average of 5' 50/0 of magnetically recoverable ilmenite. Boring of dunes covering approximately half of Nine Mile Beach, has proved more than one million tons of ilmenite in sands above groundwater level. This represents only a small fraction of the total ilmenite present, above and below groundwater level, over the full extent of Nine Mile Beach.
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