Kōrero: Building stone

Volcanic stone wall (1 o 3)

Volcanic stone wall

Lava flows from the Port Hills have been widely used as building stone around Christchurch. This stone wall, outside St Barnabas Church in Fendalton, is typical. The inset shows the gas bubbles (vesicles) and white crystals of feldspar which had started to form the magma before it was erupted.

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Photograph by Glen Coates

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Types of building stone', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8070/volcanic-stone-wall (accessed 23 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006