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Partly burnt quartz in a lime lump of a Middle Age mortar, with a binder burnt out of Kieselkalk.

Orange = quartz, blue to violet = reaction products of quartz and lime, beige = binde­r. Transmitted light, crossed polarization and λ-plate.