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Stonehenge Quarry Fragment

Stonehenge Quarry Fragment

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This sample is a fragment of Preseli Bluestone, a type of spotted dolerite, that originated from a quarry in the Preseli Hills of Wales that was determined through petrographic analysis to be the source of the bluestones erected at the prehistoric site of Stonehenge.

Characterized by its distinctive blue-green hue when wet or polished, the dolerite is spotted with white plagioclase feldspar. This specific mineralogical composition, along with textural evidence, helps authenticate its origin, providing a link to Stonehenge’s bluestones, which were transported over 250 kilometers during the Neolithic period.

In the field of archaeology, particularly in Archaeometry and Geoarchaeology, this fragment presents invaluable insights into prehistoric human activity, trade routes, and construction techniques. Additionally, it highlights the understanding of our ancestors of the geologic landscape, reflected in their megalithic architectural feats.


Specimen size range:  0.5"-0.75"

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M.O. (Virginia, United States)

I have yet to visit Stonehenge and this is a unique way of way of holding a piece of history in my hand. In addition there is a presentation card that tells the history and significance of the stone. I look forward to buying from this shop again.

M.A. (Virginia, United States)

Exactly as shown but better in person thanks for providing great science stuff

B.A. (Virginia, United States)

I bought these to fill a daily Christmas advent calendar. Every year my family gets one or two items from here. Great store!

M.M. (Virginia, United States)
A Little Disappointed

I was a little disappointed in the size of the specimen. In the past I have always received specimens that exceeded my expectations, 5 stars. This one was very small and about a third the size of the one in the sample picture. Overall, I have always been very pleased with everything I have purchased in the past, 5 stars overall, just not this particular item.


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