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MOUNT SOMERS STONE

__ « ("^ew Zealand (Acokla.d) Herald .") A ssrop'e of a spienold ha:d white building b one, frcm the Mount Seiners' > quarry, has b< on shown us, and from the appearance of tha specimen should be much ln demand an- ong builders and architect!. The atone is a trtfl. harder than Oamaru stone, but Ib worked, with ea*e both with saw and chisel, while Its extreme whiteness produoes a handsome eff at io fi Ashing work. Thlß stone Is In high favor with Melbourne architects, and one of the handsomest building*- lo OolHns street la built m a great measure with the produot of the Mount Somers quarries, while the new exchange to be erected In the Victorian metropolis will contain no less than 2000 tons of this material. At the main entranoe of the Centennial Exhibition Is a handsome fountain surmounted with a soulDtured figure whioh has attraoted a great deal of attention, and the quality of the stone bas earned muoh favorable comment from experts. The looal agenta for this " colonial production " are Messes 0. F. James and Co.

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MOUNT SOMERS STONE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2037, 15 January 1889

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MOUNT SOMERS STONE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2037, 15 January 1889

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