The quartz vein
Early Iron Age, Late Bronze Age
The quartz vein consists entirely of a homogeneous white milky quartz and would, in prehistory, have presented a valuable source of lithic raw material. Though assumed to have been exposed to the weather for millennia the quartz is well preserved. As the worked part of the vein has a length of approximately 4-5 m, it is reasonable to assume that up to three cubic metres of quartz may have been quarried.