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03-09-2020, 21:05   #1
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Where do these stones come from

We're doing the county tops at the moment and we bring one or two 'typical' stones from each hill home with us a reminder of that hill.
However, one weekend was full of climbing, we got back late on the Sunday night and we didn't label those stones.

So we now have 6 stones that we're trying to match to 4 hills.
If any geologist here can identify the types of any rock form the photo and the likely hill/range, that would be much appreciated thanks.

The hills were:

Mount Leinster - Blackstairs
Brandon Hill (Kilkenny)
Arderin (Slieve Bloom)
Moylussa Clare.

These are the stones



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We're doing the county tops at the moment and we bring one or two 'typical' stones from each hill home with us a reminder of that hill.
However, one weekend was full of climbing, we got back late on the Sunday night and we didn't label those stones.

So we now have 6 stones that we're trying to match to 4 hills.
If any geologist here can identify the types of any rock form the photo and the likely hill/range, that would be much appreciated thanks.

The hills were:

Mount Leinster - Blackstairs
Brandon Hill (Kilkenny)
Arderin (Slieve Bloom)
Moylussa Clare.

These are the stones



Thanks
I'll have a stab at this for you later, but if you could take individual photos and put a numbered label in the picture that would be helpful. Also, taking the photos outside in flat light (shouldn't be a challenge!) it would be much easier.
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We're doing the county tops at the moment and we bring one or two 'typical' stones from each hill home with us a reminder of that hill.
However, one weekend was full of climbing, we got back late on the Sunday night and we didn't label those stones.

So we now have 6 stones that we're trying to match to 4 hills.
If any geologist here can identify the types of any rock form the photo and the likely hill/range, that would be much appreciated thanks.

The hills were:

Mount Leinster - Blackstairs
Brandon Hill (Kilkenny)
Arderin (Slieve Bloom)
Moylussa Clare.

These are the stones



Thanks
I'll have a stab at this for you later, but if you could take individual photos and put a numbered label in the picture that would be helpful. Also, taking the photos outside in flat light (shouldn't be a challenge!) it would be much easier.
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I'll have a stab at this for you later, but if you could take individual photos and put a numbered label in the picture that would be helpful. Also, taking the photos outside in flat light (shouldn't be a challenge!) it would be much easier.
Okey dokey. The bad news is the top of mount Leinster and Brandon Hill are in the exact same rock type, a granite. That's bottom left and dead centre. There's no way of knowing which is which.

I think that the far right one is greywacke from Moylussa, which leaves the top right being the sandstone from Arderrin. The top centre is a piece of quartz, and could have come from any of them. If not quartz, it's calcite, and had no business being up any of those hills!
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