Kōrero: Nelson region

Asbestos: abandoned quarry (3 o 3)

Asbestos: abandoned quarry

These are the tailings of the abandoned asbestos quarry in the upper Tākaka River valley in 2010. in the 1940s and early 1950s, Australian concrete manufacturer the Hume Company blasted and crushed the ore and separated the fibres here. Among the overgrown workings are broken bits of asbestos cement sheeting, which was produced for a time in Tākaka.

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Photograph by Carl Walrond

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Carl Walrond, 'Nelson region - Mining, quarrying and energy', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/28958/asbestos-abandoned-quarry (accessed 28 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, updated 1 Aug 2015