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Pounamu Breastplate - Totoweka

Pounamu Breastplate - Totoweka

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Totoweka pounamu

Totoweka. This stone is usually similar to the mid green kawakawa variety but differs in that the spotting or streaks are red like blood. It is rare to find totoweka in the Westland jade fields, but when a piece is discovered it is highly cherished and sometimes becomes the show piece of the fossicker’s collection. Large deposits of totoweka occur in the South Westland area. The name comes from toto (blood), weka (Native bush hen) or weka blood.

Size: 90mm  x 30mm 

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