Coralline and shelly limestone

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Bruce Comfort on October 3, 2011

This mapped exposure of shelly hard brittle limestone is where the rhodoliths are found. It is the apparent continuation and the most seaward end of a distinct band of this hard limestone and it is the lode which has been quarried for all the lime kilns noted on these Panoramio pages. This outcrop has been quarried for the kiln at 1000 Acre Road (pics this site) - a relatively deep kiln of about 1900mm diameter and it certainly appears that this kiln had a productive life because there are two quite large quarry pits associated with it. Its ownership and who constructed the kiln are not yet known. It is the only one of the old kilns around Oamaru to have had a sorting shed made from permanent materials.

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  • Uploaded on May 23, 2010
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Bruce Comfort
    • Camera: OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD X300,D565Z,C450Z
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.700
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash