The A.1 building stone quarry at Maheno

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Bruce Comfort on August 18, 2011

This is a very old quarry and erosion and the passage of time has substantially masked much of the workings and the weather has eroded much of the evidence of stone extraction, however there is sufficient to show that the stone was cut (possibly all cut) with hand saws and not powered circular saws.The quarry is jusr above and to the East of Clark's Mill at Maheno. This mill was established by the proprietors of Totara estate to mill their own grain and it initially operated horizontal stones driven by a water wheel. the leat was about long and water was sourced from the Kakanui River from behind a small weir and it passed through a tunnel and along a race and some 100 metres of Kauri fluming before discharging via the wheel and thence back to the Kakanui River.

There is a pack track from the quarry to the mill. It would not be unrealistic to expect that this was the location where the stone to build the mill was extracted. The quarry has had no further use since then and this is reflected in its current appearance.

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on August 18, 2011

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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: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 7.20mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.400
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash