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Slide_no: Q00619
Photo_Number: P2200441
Category: Mineral/Chemical
Common: Porcellanite
Mounters_Surname: Evens
Mounters_Initials: E.D.
Where_Collected: Tievebulliagh Near Cushendall Co. Antrim
Date_Mounted: Saturday, August 05, 1939
Mounting_Method: Transmitted
Mountant: Xylol Balsam
Slide_Type: Standard - with paper label
Ringing: yes
Comments: Porcellanite or porcelanite: hard, dense rock somewhat similar in appearance to unglazed porcelain; is often an impure variety of chert containing clay and calcareous matter. At Tievebulliagh, contact metamorphosed hornfels formed from a lateritic soil horizon within a basaltic intrusive/extrusive sequence; the site of a Neolithic axe or stone tool quarry
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