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CHALCEDONY - FLINT

This material has recently been offered under a wide variety of fancy names. Commonly used are PICTURES Jasper , PICTURES ACHAT , IMPERIAL Jasper , DESERT Jasper , POLYCHROME JASPER ……

Strictly speaking, this mineral is a sedimentary quartz – that is, a CHALCEDONIC pebble formation, often found in nodule form. Since the Stone Age a raw material for weapons and tools – FIRE STONE is very hard with razor-sharp conchoidal fracture.

As a rule, FIRESTONES are banded in the colour – grey/white, black or more rarely reddish. These however are POLYCHROME , so MULTIPLE !

In the 17th century for sparking flintlock rifles – the so-called shotguns. Therefore also the engl. Name: FLINTSTONE.

Weight of this piece: 2.20 kilograms Dimensions: 14 x 13 x 12 cm

Place of discovery is Mahajunga NORD – Madagascar

These FIRESTONES are very hard and dense and therefore first class for grinding and polishing. !

Other CHALCEDON FIRESTONES – in category – RAW GOODS NATURE.

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