Kōrero: Rock and mineral names

Greywacke sculpture

Greywacke sculpture

Greywacke has almost never been used for sculpture because it is often fractured, and difficult to carve with hand tools. However, modern power tools were used for this sculpture at Wellington’s Owhiro Bay, proving that hard rock such as greywacke can be effectively shaped.

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Private collection
Photograph by Simon Nathan

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Nathan, 'Rock and mineral names - Local names', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9066/greywacke-sculpture (accessed 5 July 2020)

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