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Chert – Flint

February 2, 2014

Greetings from the Bluff Park Back Porch, way up yonder on Shades Mountain (1,109′) in Alabama:

 

Minerals and Rocks = “The Good Life from the Ground”
“If it ain’t grown, its got to be mined”

Gemstone Guesses


We will continue down the Chalcedony path and look at all the branches.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalcedony

To date:  Chalcedony is the crypocrystalline variety of quartz and includes  agate, aventurine, bloodstone, blue chalcedony, carnelian, CHERT-FLINT, crysophrase, flint, jasper, mtorolite, flint, onyx, petrified dinosaur bone, petrified wood, plasma, prase, sardonyx, thunder eggs, white chalcedony.

   Chert-Flint is our guest this week.
Probably doesn’t belong in the gemstone category, but it is made of the same mineral and cryrstal structure.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chert
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flint

Chert Images.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0LEVzZZo.5SVkoADxZXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTBsa3ZzMnBvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw–?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=chert

Flint Images
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0LEVxIypO5S1kgAknZXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTBsa3ZzMnBvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw–?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=flint

Chert Jewelry
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0LEVxJNqu5S.hkAAkRXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTBsa3ZzMnBvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw–?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=Chert+Jewelry

Flint Jewelry.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0LEVz7wqe5SmFgApONXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTBsa3ZzMnBvBHNlYwNzYwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkAw–?_adv_prop=image&fr=moz35&va=Flint+Jewelry

Chert-Flint Crystal Meanings and Metaphysical Properties LoreSorry, No Sources for these two.

No claims are made. These alleged powers are gathered from writing, books, folklore and various sources.

Figure 1:    Chert Arrowhead
Figure 2:    Chert in Banded Iron Ore, Michigan
Figure 3:    Flint, Echinoid Fossils
Figure 4:    Flint
Figure 5:    Flint Arrowheads
Figure 6:    Ft. Payne Chert Quarry
Figure 7:    Kentucky Flint Lock Rifle, 18th Century
Figure 8:    Stripped Flint

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Have A Good Week!

Randy/Randall

Chert ArrowheadChert in Banded Iron Ore, MichiganFlint, Echinoids FossilsFlintflint-arrowheadsFt. Payne Chert Quarrykentucky-flintlock-rifle-18th-centuryStripped Flint

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