Story: Kōhatu – Māori use of stone

Adzite quarry

Adzite quarry

This quarry is on D’Urville Island (Rangitoto). In general, the adzite was quarried with hammers. Tools and weapons were made from the hardest type of adzite (baked or metasomatised argillite), which could be highly polished.

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Phil Moore and Bruce McFadgen, 'Kōhatu – Māori use of stone - Other uses for stone', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2024)

Story by Phil Moore and Bruce McFadgen, published 12 Jun 2006