According to archaeologists, hundreds of fragments of a rare, transparent type of quartz known as "mountain crystal" suggest that Neolithic people used this mineral to decorate graves and other structures at a ceremonial site in western England.
Mountain crystals may have appeared at the location of the discovery from a source that is more than 130 km in a hilly area. Crystals seem to have been broken into much smaller pieces. This may have occurred during a public meeting to see how "magic material works" is written by scientists. People attributed magical properties to quartz.
The fact is that quartz mountain crystals emit flashes of light on impact. If broken, it may look "very exciting." In addition, the material is rare and very characteristic of that period. There was no glass or other solid transparent material in the Neolite era.
Archaeologists found more than 300 pieces of quartz crystal at a 6,000-year-old ceremony site in Dorston Hill in Western England, about 1.6 km south of a monument known as the Arthur Stone, not only transparent; some crystal fragments are prismatic, which divides white light into a visible rainbow spectrum.