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Pounamu

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Kura Pounamu - the meaning of pounamu

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Moko Pounamu - The Greenstone Story

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Why do I wear a pounamu necklace? (greenstone)

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Comparing Chinese Jade and Pounamu

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Hokitika - Pounamu, NZ Jade, Greenstone - West Coast, New Zealand

Pounamu refers to several types of hard, durable and highly valued nephrite jade, bowenite, or serpentinite stone found in southern New Zealand. Pounamu is the Māori name. These rocks are also generically known as "greenstone" in New Zealand English.
    • Significance to Māori 

    • Geological formation and location 

    • Modern use