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Local stones (2nd of 2)

Local stones

This view of a corner of the clock tower building at Otago University illustrates the types of local building stones used. The base-course is blotchy buff-grey Port Chalmers breccia, the grey, dense volcanic rock above is Leith trachyandesite, and the edging material (string courses) are made of white Ōamaru limestone.

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Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Igneous rocks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 August 2021)

Story by Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, published 12 Jun 2006