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“... all the Rangitata River agates originate from Stew Point and a couple of adjacent high country stations. It is prolific in moss agates but has some other fascinating agate that does not reach the general agate hunters collections because the site has been closed for about 15 years now. I was fortunate to get there several times some years ago and have some good pieces. .. Stew Point is located about 30 km above, or west of Peel Forest on the south bank of the Rangitata River..”

written by Malcolm Luxton, Canterbury, NZ.