Kōrero: Building stone

Putaruru ignimbrite (2 o 2)

Putaruru ignimbrite

Putaruru ignimbrite is a pinkish-red ignimbrite containing flattened glassy pumice fragments. The pumices were apparently squashed by the weight of the overlying material soon after eruption, while the ignimbrite was still hot. Putaruru ignimbrite was used in the old museum building, now part of Massey University, Wellington. It is no longer quarried.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Alastair McLean

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Igneous rocks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8090/putaruru-ignimbrite (accessed 17 September 2021)

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