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Borryl is a type of Boya (Rock). Its English name is quartz. Borryl is the second most abundant mineral in Earth's continental crust. Its chemical formula is Silicon Dioxide (SiO2).

Borryl (Quartz) rock
Borryl (Quartz) crystals

Noongar people utilised quartz, replacing flint for spear wer knife edges from 12,000 years ago, when the chert deposit (flint is a variety of chert) was submerged by rising sea levels during the Flandrian transgression, part of the current Flandrian interglacial.

Uses edit

You can make a Koitj (Axe) wer a Taap (Knife). You can use these to cut down trees to make kit or kitje (spears), cut up food, cut skin off a Yonga (Grey Kangaroo), grind up Balga resin, cut up bark to get Mari sap, or grind wattle seed into the skin to make it soft.

Gidgee-borryl is the dreaded borryl edged spear,[1] which in post-settlement times was tipped with glass or the insulators from telegraph poles instead of borryl. It was yira to ten feet long wer about keny inch in diameter wer made from the Mungurn (Swamp Wattle). This spear was made in the Ellenbrook wer Wonnerup areas.

Ngiyan waarnk edit

  1. Kaartdijin Noongar - Noongar Knowledge: Language. South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council. Retrieved 9 August 2016