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Mauna Kea Adz Quarry

Hilo, Hawaii
County of Hawaii.
National Register Number: 66000285
Resource type: Site.
Congressional District: HI-2 Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 29, 1962):
Located at an elevation of 12,000', this is the largest primitive quarry in the world, used by prehistoric Hawaiians to obtain basalt for stone implements. The archeological complex contains religious shrines, trails, rockshelters and petroglyphs.


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