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ID: 300379291
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/aat/300379291

 

Record Type: concept
pounamu (mineral, inorganic material, ... Materials (hierarchy name))

 

Note: General term for greenstone found on South Island, New Zealand. The term refers to any of three different types of stone: nephrite, bowenite, and serpentinite. Maori do not classify pounamu by geological origin, but by appearance according to color, markings, and translucency. There are many local names for different pounamu, but four main varieties are widely recognized: inanga, kahurangi, kawakawa, and tangiwai.
 
Terms:
pounamu (preferred,C,U,English-P,D,L,N)
poenamu (C,U,English,UF,U,N)

Facet/Hierarchy Code:  M.MT

Hierarchical Position:

Hierarchy of Materials Facet
Materials Facet
Hierarchy of Materials (hierarchy name)
.... Materials (hierarchy name) (G)
Hierarchy of materials (substances)
........ materials (substances) (G)
Hierarchy of <materials by composition>
............ <materials by composition> (G)
Hierarchy of inorganic material
................ inorganic material (G)
Hierarchy of mineral
.................... mineral (G)
Hierarchy of pounamu
........................ pounamu (G)

Sources and Contributors:
poenamu............  [VP]
.................  Chapman, Working of Greenstone (1892)
pounamu............  [VP Preferred]
.................  Chapman, Working of Greenstone (1892)
.................  Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand [online] (2012-) "pounamu," accessed 15 August 2012
.................  Te Papa online (2000-) "Pounamu: An iconic stone," http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/exhibitions/pounamu/segment.aspx?irn=1960, accessed 16 August 2012
 
Subject: .....  [VP]
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
.......... Te Ara: The Encyclopedia of New Zealand [online] (2012-) "pounamu," accessed 15 August 2012
.......... Te Papa online (2000-) "Pounamu: An iconic stone," http://collections.tepapa.govt.nz/exhibitions/pounamu/segment.aspx?irn=1960, accessed 16 August 2012

 

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