Story: Rock and mineral names

Greywacke sculpture

Greywacke sculpture

Greywacke has almost never been used for sculpture because it is often fractured, and difficult to carve with hand tools. However, modern power tools were used for this sculpture at Wellington’s Owhiro Bay, proving that hard rock such as greywacke can be effectively shaped.

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Simon Nathan, 'Rock and mineral names - Local names', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 July 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 12 Jun 2006