Poolburn Brown Schist

Poolburn Brown stone has been used for decades around Central Otago and further afield. The autumnal colours blend to create an attractive warm toned stone that works beautifully when matched with timber, corten and black, grey and cream-toned cladding materials.

Poolburn Brown Schist is quarried from the Ida Valley in the heart of Central Otago, the stone is processed through a state of the art guillotine and then dressed by hand before being placed into 1-tonne bulk bags for transport.

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    Cladding & Facades, Masonry and Stone, Stone Walls and Pillars
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    Wanaka Stone
  • Country of origin
    New Zealand
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Our standard depth of stone is 180mm from front to back. We can guillotine different sizes to order so do get in touch to discuss. The wider the stone is cut the longer and taller each individual stone is.

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Wanaka Stone Ltd has been supplying high quality schist products since 2014, now supplying rock from two iconic Central Otago quarries. Both Poolburn and Cluden Stone Quarries have stood the test of time, having been operational for over 30 years each. Both quarries produce reliable, consistent stone and will still be operating for many decades to come.  

Wanaka Stone Ltd provides schist stone from the Cluden Stone Quarry near Tarras and Poolburn Stone Quarry located in the Ida Valley, the heart of Central Otago. Cluden Stone is known for its earthy blue-grey and golden brown tones while Poolburn Stone is quintessential Central Otago schist with steely greys and plenty of brown, bronze and russet tones. Stone has been used for decades as a permanent cladding and to create beautiful features in homes and commercial buildings. It is low maintenance, timeless and distinctive.

Wanaka Stone Ltd provides a professional service that operates fully licenced and permitted operations ensuring a consistent and reliable supply. Using cutting edge technology – imported guillotines with 24 cutting teeth – we are able to deliver top-quality schist and value for money.

Locally Sourced – Eco-Friendly
Schist is a naturally formed building material with limited mechanical inputs, resulting in minimal carbon footprint. Massive quantities of rock are constantly forming and reforming in nature. The quantities extracted by us are negligible when compared to natural erosion rates.