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A 75 gram fragment of the Mokoia meteorite. The fragment has a black fusion crust and a slightly rounded shape. Numerous white Calcium Aluminium Inclusions are visible on the surface. It appears as though a sample of the meteorite has been sliced off one side.
A vinctifer comptoni fish fossil that has been mounted on plaster and presented in a wooden frame.
A Mineral Specimens of New Zealand box set which contains 96 small mounted samples of rocks and minerals, each which are named with a printed label. Many of these labels also include location information. The box is rectangular with a hinged lid and is covered with an embossed gold coloured paper. The hinged lid is lined and fitted with a label on the top and underside which features a hei tiki design. " MINERAL SPECIMENS / OF / NEW ZEALAND " is marked on the label along with fern and kowhaiwhai type patterns. " SET X1 / CARNEGIE " 96 PIECES " is marked on a paper label stuck to the underside of the lid.
Glass case displaying ten humming birds. Family Trochilidae. Mounted with wings and tails spread out. Variation in colour and size. Displayed with ferns and grasses under. Came from the Estate of Colonel Messenger.
Piece of brown fulgurite, shaped similar to a tree branch. The cylindrical shape of the main rock curves and then branches into two sections at the end. The fulgurite has a rough, uneven surface. There are variations in the brown colouring, from light tan to deep red, and light-coloured flecks visible overall. The larger end has a melted, lumpy texture to the centre.
Female Tuatara Sphenodon punctatus. Mounted and painted specimen.
A small irregular shaped volcanic rock. It has a porous texture suggesting gas bubbles from when it was lava.
A irregular shaped piece of Obsidian. It it black and some parts are shinny.
A small fragment of andesite that is flat on the bottom and rounded on top. The rock is a pinkish colour with flecks of white and black rock. It has a glittery appearance.