Category:Greenstone

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Greenstone [Māori: pounamu] is the common name a number of varieties of the green-hued minerals. They may include jade (nephrite), bowenite [Māori: tangiwai]) or others.

Greenstone was formerly used by the Māori of New Zealand to make tools, weapons and ornaments. Nowadays greenstone carving is an industry, following often traditional shapes from ancient Māori culture (Māoritanga).

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