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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 22



For building purposes and for agriculture is now being pretty extensively supplied from Winton. Mr Blair's table, marked No. 1, in his work on the Building Stones of Otago, contains analyses of New Zealand limestones that furnish rich lime, with English and foreign types. I find, too, that Dr Hector places the Winton limestone as the first in Otago, the analyses showing that 98-100th parts are composed of lime and carbonate of lime, whilst Oamaru lime contains only 90-100ths of the same mineral. Here then is an excellent raw material for builders and agriculturists.