Pink and White Terraces Pieces Sold

Date: 1/7/2012

A private buyer bought two pieces of New Zealand’s Pink and White Terraces for NZ$64,000. The famed terraces, once described as the eighth wonder of the world, were buried by the 1886 eruption of Mt Tarawera, which also buried a village and killed 120 people. The pieces were bought at an Auckland art auction. The buyer will keep the geological specimens in New Zealand, International Art Centre director Richard Thomson said. The two rare specimens attracted interest from around the world and the sale price exceeded expectations. (See article on the Pink and White Terraces in the June/July issue of Dive NZ/ Dive Pacific magazines)

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