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Re: Newgrange: quartz and granite wall
Feb 26, 2008, 15:01
gjrk wrote:
Hey Tiompan, Bawn etc
I'm going by memory, and from a few months back, but in Anthony Murphy (Mythical Ireland)'s book he lists a couple of alternative Irish names for quartz, including I think clocha gealach. Shining stone, moon stone and so on. It also has strong association with, particularly, bronze age monuments in the West Cork area.


Because it so ubiquitous it is difficult to tell at a find spot whether it was deposited or not but more Neolithic -Bronze Age excavations now record quartz .
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