Quartz as a mineral - its properties, formation and provenance

Torben Ballin (Author)


Keyword(s):
Radiocarbon Dates
Period(s):
Early To Middle Bronze Age

Abstract


This section considers the general properties of quartz, formation of quartz sources, general geological provenance and the varieties of quartz encountered in Scottish lithic assemblages according to geological classifications (rock crystal, milky quartz, very fine-grained or 'greasy' quartz, quite fine-grained quartz and coarse-grained quartz).

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Published
01-01-2008
How to Cite
Ballin, Torben. 2008. “Quartz As a Mineral - Its Properties, Formation and Provenance”. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 26 (January), 43-52. http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/sair/article/view/1028.