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Ohio Flint
« on: November 06, 2017, 11:15:43 AM »

This is a cab I cut from one of several slabs of Ohio flint sent to me by member Back (Shawn).  He wanted me to post an image.  I liked the flow of the pattern in the slab and the color arrangement, so I didn't do a lot of modification from the original slab shape -- just streamlined it into what I think are pleasing contours.  This stuff takes a hellacious polish!  Great to work with.

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Re: Ohio Flint
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2017, 02:51:02 PM »

Flint is usually wonderfully silicified. They have blue flint inm England but hounding there is not popular and unfortunately it is not on the market. White , clear and blue  flints are so common in the chalk cliffs there that they are used as building stone.
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Re: Ohio Flint
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2017, 03:04:49 PM »

Flint is usually wonderfully silicified. They have blue flint inm England but hounding there is not popular and unfortunately it is not on the market. White , clear and blue  flints are so common in the chalk cliffs there that they are used as building stone.
Yes, it has been used throughout history.  Many of the artifacts found near Stonehenge feature English flint and some of the chalk mines that produce flint go back to antiquity.
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Re: Ohio Flint
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2017, 03:02:34 PM »

beautiful stuff there.  you wouldn't happen to be from england?
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Re: Ohio Flint
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2017, 04:17:41 PM »

beautiful stuff there.  you wouldn't happen to be from england?
Not from England -- Idaho originally.  But I've been to Stonehenge, Avebury and several other major English archaeological sites and am keenly interested in both archaeology and methods of stone-working in antiquity.   
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Re: Ohio Flint
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 05:05:55 PM »

Beautiful cab!  We have some Ohio flint that I need to try cutting.  It's in the "going to cut soon" pile.   :icon_sunny:
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Re: Ohio Flint
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2017, 09:43:35 AM »

Thanks for posting that pic :thumbsup:

Got my 3rd new boss in 2 months and work is kicking my but so not time to post.

Wonderful job on that piece. The images that I can see in this material is never ending. Was able to cut a few more slabs.

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Re: Ohio Flint
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2017, 05:10:06 AM »

there is  lot of people trying to rockhound in england.  hope it kicks off big time.  the purple fluorite "big john or blue john?" think its called is quite a beauty. 
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