And we do! We realise quarrying and mining can get a bit ugly. At Poolburn Stone Quarry we love the Ida Valley. Its skies, its outcrops make it special. In the picture below you can see the ground already mined for gold by John and his team. It’s the area across between the willows. And after its remediation the animals love it too. We hope in sharing this rock you’ll value it and cherish it too for a very long time. Advertisements Continue reading Love the place you live
Transporting rock is not to be taken lightly. (pun intended) Transporting your rock means lifting it onto vehicles, driving somewhere and then lifting them down onto your site. Machines capable of lifting and moving the tonne bags are expensive. But … Continue reading Transporting Rock
Poolburn Stone Quarry’s schist is able to be mined in large single pieces. Stones like these are able to make a statement. A big statement! Some pieces >3000 x >2000 x 300+ Used for gateways, fire hearths, rustic table or … Continue reading Architectural Stones
The majority of stone quarried at Poolburn Stone Quarry is an industry standard of 150mm deep for wall construction by a stone mason. It can easily be 180mm or 250mm. If you’re are wanting to do a lightweight structure we also do … Continue reading Stone for Walls
Poolburn Stone Quarry is a legal mining operation. It complies with new Zeland legislation, works to provide a safe work environment and honours its royalties and … Continue reading Legal, Legit and Careful.
The schist stone of the Ida Valley comes in several colour ways. The pallet covers greys, greens and the rust colours so iconically associated with … Continue reading Artistic Flair
The landscape of Otago is very particular. And schist is associated to the historic buildings of the area. The Huts and Homes, of the early settlers … Continue reading Designing your stone