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Crystals

Limestone

Limestone is common in Ireland, variations taking up swathes of the country particularly in the centre. It is a sedimentary rock, composed mainly of calcite and aragonite crystals (which themselves…
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Onyx

Onyx is a layered rock comprised of bands of chalcedony, quartz and opal. The name of the rock is derived from the Greek  ὄνυξ, meaning ''fingernail'' - the thin white…
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Basalt

Basalt is one of the most common types of rock found on earth, formed by volcanic and sedimentary action. When magma erupts and cools, gases trapped in the lava form…
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