Hutchinson's quarry Glen Street Oamaru

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Bruce Comfort on August 18, 2011

This small quarry was New Zealand's first Geological Reserve. It's value lay in the nice glimpse it gave of New Zealand about 35 million years ago - but it has another less well recognised significance as it was almost certainly the quarry from which David Hutchinson took stone for a lime burning exercise which was sufficiently successful for him to advertise the sale of burnt lime "from the Oamaru kilns" Where the kiln or kilns were remains a mystery to me at this time as there are no obvious relics nearby and housing in Glen Street may have obliterated whatever was there. It is pretty clear that whatever kiln was running had a short life as there is no other quarry site in Glen Gully and this is but a small scrape.

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Photo taken in Glen Warren Reserve, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand

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  • Uploaded on August 18, 2011
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Bruce Comfort
    • Camera: OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD X300,D565Z,C450Z
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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