In 1568, Álvaro de Mendaña y Neira was the first European to visit the Archipelago now known as the Solomon Islands. At the time, Mendaña y Neira was looking for the island of Ophir on which King Solomon’s treasure was supposed to be – a story from which originates the naming of the island (Mélandri and Revolon 2014:7). Unfortunately, geological specimens they collected and thought to be gold proved to be iron pyrites. Because of its yellow colour and the story around its “discovery” by Europeans, the . . .