Kōrero: Building stone

Hanmer marble (2 o 2)

Hanmer marble

The cover for a volume of The Dictionary of New Zealand biography features a close-up of Hanmer marble. This is the commercial name for a hard limestone in shades of pink or red that contains large shell fragments. It has been widely used for decorative panels. The colour is caused by small amounts of volcanic ash.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Limestone and marble', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8081/hanmer-marble (accessed 6 March 2024)

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