Kōrero: Mining and underground resources

Adzite quarry (1 o 2)

Adzite quarry

This quarry site is on D’Urville Island where a rock type called adzite (baked argillite) was quarried and trimmed for adzes by Māori. Transformed by heat and fluid, this rock is excellent for making cutting tools, retaining a sharp edge. Samples from this locality and nearby were traded and have been found all over New Zealand.

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GNS Science
Reference: SL47-44

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Nathan, 'Mining and underground resources - History of mining', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9232/adzite-quarry (accessed 23 May 2022)

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