New Zealand greenstone

New Zealand greenstone

n
(Minerals) a variety of nephrite from New Zealand, used as a gemstone
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Its sheltered bays were used as campsites by ancient MAori on hunting and gathering exhibitions - chasing giant moa birds for food and searching for the treasured pounamu (New Zealand greenstone).

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