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  • Cut blocks of raw limestone ready for processing at the quarry
    Rights: Toby Wheatley Published 1 October 2012 Size: 110 KB Referencing Hub media

    Some of New Zealand’s most important historic buildings have been built using Oamaru stone. The limestone deposit found near Oamaru is a 40-metre thick layer of pure bryozoan limestone. It is fine grained, strong and durable, even textured and readily cut and shaped.

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