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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 70

(15) Limestone

(15) Limestone.

Limestone is almost universally distributed, Fine samples of marble have been brought from the west coast of Otago; but a company formed about 1880 did not succeed in establishing a business. Crystalline limestone is found in other places, agriculturally useful limestone at Toko-mairiro, Mount Somers, and many other localities; lithographic stones of good quality at the Abbey Rocks, Westland, and chalk at Oxford in Canterbury. Gypsum is widely known.

The above-mentioned minerals comprise, to the best of the writer's belief, all those which have been commercially extracted in the colony, with the exception of that already mentioned in Part L of this paper, and those to be dealt with in Parts III. and IV. Other metals and minerals have been found, and will now be briefly described.