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enter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description hereenter image description hereI found this piece of quartz at Benbo Mt Co. Sligo Ireland.There are many Megaliths in this area in the Dartry Mt range.Its 3 inches in length and appears to have been fashioned as a tool.I found it about a third of the way up Benbo Mountain.The pointed end appears to have been used to chip maybe other rocks.

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    $\begingroup$ @Dave: In my opinion your question is off-topic for this site. If you were asking about the rock type, that is about earth science & would be on-topic, but you already know the rock type. Questions about the possibility of anthropomorphic use of the stone (possibility of it being a stone tool use by humans or pre-humans) that would be archeology or history. $\endgroup$
    – Fred
    Jan 15 '19 at 16:21
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    $\begingroup$ Hi Dave, although I doubt that the particular quartz fragment is a tool there is the possibility that it could be a tool. It appears some research on quartz tools has been done with a particular emphasis in Ireland. See the following paper: lithicsireland.ie/phd_quartz_lithic_technology_chap_3.html $\endgroup$
    – user824
    Jan 15 '19 at 21:57
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    $\begingroup$ Thank you Friddy for that paper link, much appreciated $\endgroup$
    – Dave
    Jan 15 '19 at 23:40
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    $\begingroup$ @Universal_learner That's probably a good discussion for Meta History SE. $\endgroup$
    – Spencer
    Jan 16 '19 at 16:05
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    $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about archaeology, not earth science. $\endgroup$ Jan 17 '19 at 11:59

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