Lump of iron ore found in Barrapol at NL 958 432, by Dr John Holliday in 2017.
Round grey basalt cobble from Happy Valley, Hynish.
Bag of 6 iron-rich rock fragments collected from Barrapol in 2015.
Flat grey piece of sandstone glacial drift found in Barrapol in 2015.
Cardboard box (‘spiced beef and tongue’) containing two lumps of hardened yellowish-brown wax found in Mannal House. Probably whale blubber, which would have had various domestic and croft uses, e.g. preservation of leather harness.
Piece of gneiss rock
Large piece of Lewisian gneiss rock from Balephuil, with intrusions of feldspar (grey crystals) and black mica.
Lumps of Tiree peat
Three lumps of peat collected from the bank of Amhainn Bhan, Balevullin, in 2012. Only a small amount of peat was ever present on Tiree, and all the useful cuttings were exhausted decades ago. These pieces are very rare examples.
Three whole hazelnuts and three shelled hazelnuts. Hazel trees grew on Tiree in Mesolithic times and the nuts were a rich source of food. There are several hazels growing on the Balephuil sliabh today.