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Limnic quartzite

Material name: Limnic quartzite
Synonyms: Limnoquartzite
Material (geologic): Tertiary (Neogene) perivolcanic silcrete

Detail of limnic quartzite
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002

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General characteristics

(In part adapted from Biró et al. 1984 and Biró 1986c

Geographical setting: N/A
Material and colour: N/A
Other information: N/A
Knapping notes: N/A
Archaeological description: N/A

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Alsó liget
Locality: Erdöbénye-Alsó liget, Zemplén Mountains, Hungary
Synonyms: Liget major; FlintSource sample 211 and 212.
Geographical description: WhereItIs
Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 48° 16' 59" N
Long. 021° 19' 12" E
(Mapdatum WGS 84)
Co-ordinate precision: Precision
Other topographical information: HowToGetThere
Additional information: View of unnamed brook near Also liget
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2001
Visitors information: PlacesToEatAndDrink
Sampling information: N/A
  Flake of typical quartzite
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Flake of typical limnic quartzite with some cortex
length: 58 mm
Piece of banded limnoquartzite
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Piece of slightly banded opaque limnic quartzite
size: 57 mm
Sample description: N/A
  Flake of whitish material
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Whitish material with a greasy lustre
size: 47 mm
Very fine brownish material
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Flake of very fine brownish material
size: 35 mm
  Quartzite or chalcedony?
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2002
Is this still quartzite or can you call it chalcedony?
size: 44 mm


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