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Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument: Holding History In Your Hand

From an outcrop of flint in today's northern Texas, spear points and other Clovis-era tools spread across the continent thousands of years ago. Today the spear points are one of the most famous and defining items known to North American archaeology. But what's to be seen at Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument today...?

Uses of Flint | Tools, weapons, fire starters, gemstones

Flint is a rock that has been used to make stone tools and weapons for over 2 million years. It is also used to create sparks and as a gemstone.

Flint stones

Finding flint rock is easy if you know where to look. Flint can usually be found in areas where there is new construction or an area where erosion has occurred. Flint is considered hard and has a tendency to split into pieces. Flint rock often is dark gray, but it can also be yellow, red or brown.

How to Find Flint and Other Sparking Rocks | RECOIL OFFGRID

Learning how to find flint and other natural hard minerals can help you start a fire with nothing but a carbon steel knife, tinder, and a little patience.

Portable Rock Art and Figure Stones - Eoliths: Flint Blade Tool with Centralized Fossil Sea Shell...

Another blade tool from my site, as always face profiles are numerous in my materials. Suspected hominid side on views and a subtle elephant impressionist artwork. The fossil sea shell is perfectly centralized, which I have identified as a possible Diodora shell (Keyhole Limpet) Late Cretaceous till recent. This is not my only tool find with a fossil inclusion, this Mesolithic pick has a suspected rare Spriggina fossil of the Pre-Cambrian period 550MYA+. Suspected Diodora fossil close up…

Uses of Flint | Tools, weapons, fire starters, gemstones

Flint is a rock that has been used to make stone tools and weapons for over 2 million years. It is also used to create sparks and as a gemstone.

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Chert Gallery: Flint Nodule

Chert is a distinct rock type that comes in many different variations and shades of colors, including some familiar gemstones.

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Flint, also known as chert, is a type of sedimentary rock that has many uses. It was once commonly used to form rudimentary tools like knives and spear tips. Flint is often used by outdoorsmen to create sparks for a fire when it is struck...

Flint, Chert, and Jasper: Names for Microcrystalline Quartz

Flint, chert, and jasper are a few of the many names used for microcrystalline quartz. These names are not systematically used. Instead, their use is often based upon the background of the person speaking, the geologic occurrence of the material, the properties of the material, and any historic use of the material.

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Create an eye catching elementary geology display with this set of printable posters. This resource includes images of different rocks, definitions of the 3 types of rock (igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic), a display title and a rock cycle poster.
Join Flint as he spends a night in the backcountry hiking, fishing and hunting rocks with his brother Oz. Flint turns 8 next week, and though he’s grown up a lot, he’s never lost his intrepid spirit or his spark of mischief.
Flint's back! This time, our intrepid ranch pup isn't back country skiing, he's floating. Spring float season on Rock Creek is one of our favorite times of year (and only lasts till June 30). Activities Director Patrick Little explains why we love it, how to stay safe (he's an advanced EMT) and some good social distancing practices while floating and fly fishing. Even if you don't fish, float along today and see if you can spot the wild canine on the boat and the banks hunting for wild rocks.