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About FlintHide

Gray, black, brown, red, white and other colors due to staining
Waxy, Dull
6½ - 7
A nodular or concretionary chert, often grey/black, commonly formed as nodules in Cretaceous chalk in southern England and elsewhere.

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
Translucent, Opaque
takes good polish, then vitreous luster
Gray, black, brown, red, white and other colors due to staining
6½ - 7 on Mohs scale
None Observed
Splintery, Conchoidal, Sub-Conchoidal

Other Language Names for FlintHide

Hornstein (in part)
Silex (in part)
Japanese:燧 石
Simplified Chinese:燧石

Varieties of FlintHide

MaaseiFlint reminiscent of banded agate.
Brighter bands alternate with darker bands.

Local name for flint found in the Niederrhein area in Germany.
Literally 'Maas egg'.

Common AssociatesHide

Associated Minerals Based on Photo Data:
10 photos of Flint associated with QuartzSiO2
6 photos of Flint associated with ChalcedonySiO2
1 photo of Flint associated with VivianiteFe2+3(PO4)2 · 8H2O
1 photo of Flint associated with HematiteFe2O3
1 photo of Flint associated with RamsdelliteMn4+O2
1 photo of Flint associated with PyrolusiteMn4+O2
1 photo of Flint associated with AmethystSiO2
1 photo of Flint associated with
1 photo of Flint associated with CalciteCaCO3
1 photo of Flint associated with Jasper

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