Stone in Archaeology Database

Horderley Stone

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Local Name(s): Horderley Stone. Example of Horderley Stone
Stone Group: Sedimentary
Stone Type: Sandstone
Era:   Palaeozoic
Period:   Ordovician
Epoch:   Lower
Geological Sub-Divisons:

Caradoc Series. Chatwell Flags and Sandstone

General Colour Description:

Green and brown coloured sandstones which are sometimes banded with purple streaks.

Hand Specimen Description:

A fine grained, hard, compact sandstone which is well sorted with a smooth feel.

Stone Identifiers: Granular.
Reacts dilute to HCl? No