Beautiful Greywacke pebble, collected on the Barrytown beach in front of our family home. This cute piece has a quartz inclusion and is silky smooth to touch.
Size : 6m x 2.7cm
Bound on Wax polyester extendable cord
New Zealand does not have a designated national rock, but if one was ever chosen it would have to be greywacke. This drab grey stone is found everywhere in New Zealand – on the mountains, in the rivers, on the beaches. It consists of layers of hard, muddy grey sandstone alternating with thinner layers of darker mudstone (argillite). Technically the term greywacke refers to the sandstone (wacke is a German name for a type of sandstone), but it is also used as a general term for the entire rock. Greywacke is often found with veins of quartz inclusions.
*Please remember that all of our NZ stones are a Natural product of the earth. Take care not to drop or knock them on hard surfaces as they will break.