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Technically a rock, not a mineral, being composed largely of tiny grains of quartz or chalcedony. It is usually rather pure, with few other minerals involved, often dark. The term is sometimes used synonimously for chert, sometimes as a type of of chert (being a chert concretion).
The flint nodules found in limestones and marls are concretions.

Used to manufacture stone tools in prehistoric times.

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Simplified Chinese:燧石

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No information on health risks for this material has been entered into the database. You should always treat mineral specimens with care.

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