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Flint

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Colour:
Gray, black, brown, red, white and other colors due to staining
Lustre:
Waxy, Dull
Hardness:
6½ - 7
A nodular grey/black chert formed as nodules in Creataceous chalk.


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Classification of FlintHide

Mineralogy of FlintHide

Essential minerals - these are minerals that are required within the classification of this rock:

Physical Properties of FlintHide

Waxy, Dull
Transparency:
Translucent, Opaque
Comment:
takes good polish, then vitreous luster
Colour:
Gray, black, brown, red, white and other colors due to staining
Streak:
White
Hardness:
6½ - 7 on Mohs scale
Tenacity:
Brittle
Cleavage:
None Observed
Fracture:
Splintery, Conchoidal, Sub-Conchoidal

Other Language Names for FlintHide

Dutch:Vuursteen
German:Feuerstein
Japanese:燧 石
Simplified Chinese:燧石

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
Quartz10 photos of Flint associated with Quartz on mindat.org.
Chalcedony6 photos of Flint associated with Chalcedony on mindat.org.
Vivianite1 photo of Flint associated with Vivianite on mindat.org.
Hematite1 photo of Flint associated with Hematite on mindat.org.
Ramsdellite1 photo of Flint associated with Ramsdellite on mindat.org.
Pyrolusite1 photo of Flint associated with Pyrolusite on mindat.org.
Amethyst1 photo of Flint associated with Amethyst on mindat.org.
1 photo of Flint associated with on mindat.org.
Calcite1 photo of Flint associated with Calcite on mindat.org.
Jasper1 photo of Flint associated with Jasper on mindat.org.

Flint in petrologyHide

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