Story: Building stone

Parkside quarry, Ōamaru

This video clip shows how blocks of Oamaru stone are taken from the Parkside quarry. The stone is sawed into large cubes, then the blocks are detached and lifted with a front-end loader.

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Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Limestone and marble', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

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