Stone Type: Diorite

Diorite Alunda Moose, Sweden

Diorite is an igneous rock that forms under the ground by the slow cooling of magma.  It contains a lower proportion of silica than granite.  The coarse structure of diorite makes it unsuitable for refined percussion flaking, but it can be shaped by pecking and grinding into durable tools like stone axes.  It was widely used for building stone and making attractive sculptures.

Axe, vivien muller

Grooved Stone Axe

Axe Kimberley The Temple

Stone Axe

Alunda Moose, Sweden

Ceremonial Battle Axe