Flint

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Flint

Flint is a hard, sedimentary cryptocrystalline form of the mineral quartz

Color

Inside the nodule, flint is usually dark grey, black, green, white, or brown in color, and often has a glassy or waxy appearance. On the outside there is a thin layer of the nodules usually different in color but found often in white.

Uses

Flint has been used by humans to make stone tools for at least two million


  • Tools or cutting edges

-knife blades - spear points

- arrowheads - scrapers

- axes - drills


  • To ignite fire or gunpowder
  • Striped flint is today in use as a gemstone as well

Luster

  • Waxy
  • Glassy

Texture

  • Rough