Wed 8 Jun, 2016 09:14 am - Thanks for the extensive info Farmerman.
I'd like to try that blowtorch experiment but I don't think I could. I can't really manage to break any of the Quartz block off so my... (view)
Tue 7 Jun, 2016 06:21 pm - So I found a large lump of Quartz in Ireland with some interesting minerals embedded I it.
I think it might be various coloured types of pyrite.
Can anyone confirm if they are such from the... (view)
Thu 19 May, 2016 06:30 pm - Oh I see thanks.
Interestingly I came across a different area in the centre of Ireland a few months back where a meter or so below the surface (at the bank of a path cut into a boggy mountain... (view)
Thu 19 May, 2016 06:20 pm - That's odd - apart from the first image (Which may be a dodgy link) all the rest load fine for me.
You could try this thread on an Irish Forum where I had posted them originally and where... (view)
Thu 19 May, 2016 09:41 am - Thanks for the answers guys.
I'd have been very surprised to hear it was petrified poop - I don't recall ever having heard of land fossils discovered having being discovered in... (view)
Wed 18 May, 2016 07:06 pm - I came across an area of the West Coast of Ireland where erosion had exposed soil and rocks as you'd expect.
It was an interesting place - there appeared to be a mix of Sandstone,... (view)