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Flint Rock

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Definition of Flint. Flint Definition </>
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Definition of Flint. Definition
Flint is a hard type of sedimentary rock that produces a small piece of burning material when hit by steel
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History describes the place of origin and the discoverer of Flint. History of Flint
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Origin is the place where Flint was first discovered. Origin
Unknown
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Name of Flint discoverer. Discoverer
Unknown
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Study of origin of the word "Flint". Etymology
From Old English flint - a type of rock mainly known for high hardness and for giving off sparks when struck
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Category of Rocks. Class
Sedimentary Rocks
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Sub-class of Flint. Sub-Class
  • Durable Rock
  • Hard Rock
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Nature of rocks which is either volcanic or plutonic according to its formation process. Flint Family
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Group of Flint. It is applicable only to Igneous rocks. Group
Not Applicable
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Other categories of Flint excluding Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic. Other Categories
  • Fine Grained Rock
  • Opaque Rock
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The shape, arrangement and distribution of minerals or grains within Flint. Flint Texture </>
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Arrangement and distribution of minerals within rock. Texture
Banded, Rough
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The colors in which Flint is available. Flint Color
Black, Brown, Green, Grey, Red, White
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Maintenance required for Rocks. Maintenance
Less
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Ability of Rocks to withstand wear, pressure, or damage. Durability
Durable
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The resistance offered by Flint on exposure to Water. Water Resistant
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Resistance offered by Flint to scratches. Scratch Resistant
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Resistance offered by Flint to stains. Stain Resistant
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Resistance offered by Flint to wind. Wind Resistant
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Resistance offered by Flint while reacting with acid. Acid Resistant
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Visual Appearance of Flint. Appearance
Glassy or Pearly
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Uses of Flint in architecture and construction industry. Flint Uses </>
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Architectural uses of Flint. Architecture
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Interior Uses of Flint which include as Countertops, Decorative Aggregates, Entryways etc. Interior Uses
Decorative Aggregates, Homes and Interior Decoration
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Exterior Uses of Flint which include as Building Stone, Garden Decoration etc. Exterior Uses
As Building Stone, As Facing Stone, Garden Decoration, Office Buildings and Paving Stone
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Other Architectural Uses of Flint Other Architectural Uses
Curbing
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Industrial uses of Flint. Industry
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Uses of Flint in construction industry. Construction Industry
Arrowheads, Cutting Tool, Spear Points
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Uses of Flint in medical industry. Medical Industry
Not Yet Used
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Rocks used to build buildings and monuments, or work of art like sculptures from the ancient past or used for creating artifacts and jewelry. Antiquity Uses
Artifacts
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Other uses of Flint. Other Uses
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Other commercial uses of Flint. Commercial Uses
Creating Artwork, Gemstone, In fire-starting tools, Manufacture of tools, Metallurgical Flux, Jewelry, To ignite fire, Used in flintlock firearms
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Types of Flint. Flint Types </>
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Types of Flint. Types
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Unique features of Flint. Features
Clasts are smooth to touch, Easily splits into thin plates, Has High structural resistance against erosion and climate
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The systematic study of historical past human life and culture by the recovery and examination of remaining material evidence like graves, buildings, tools, pottery etc. Archaeological Significance of Flint
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Buildings, structures, or sites which are build out of various rocks that are of historical importance. Monuments
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Famous Monuments which are built from Flint. Famous Monuments
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Art of making statues or attractive forms by carving rocks or stones. Sculpture
Not Yet Used
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Famous Sculptures which are carved using Flint rock. Famous Sculptures
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Pictographs are paintings or drawings that have been placed on the rock face. Such artworks have typically been made with mineral earths and other natural compounds and they are mostly found in caves, rock shelters and areas with dry climates. Pictographs
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A petroglyph is an image which is carved into a rock. This carving produces a visible indentation in the rock by scratching away the weathered surface to reveal unweathered rock of a different color below. Petroglyphs
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Small statues which represent a human, deity or animal. Figurines are also referred to statuette. Figurines
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Preserved remains of animals, plants and organisms from past. Fossils
Present
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Formation of Flint. Formation of Flint </>
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Process of formation of Flint rock. Formation
Flint is formed by the decomposition and compaction of various organisms such as sponges and diatoms under the water.
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Composition gives the list of constituents of Flint. Composition
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Mineral content of Flint. Mineral Content
Silicon
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Compound content of Flint. Compound Content
Silicon Dioxide
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Change in nature, appearance or form of Flint. Transformation
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Change in form or nature of Flint. Metamorphism
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List of metamorphism processes which Flint undergoes. Types of Metamorphism
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Change in appearance or texture of Flint due to atmospheric exposure. Weathering
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List of weathering processes which Flint undergoes. Types of Weathering
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Process of gradual destruction of Flint by wind, water or other agents. Erosion
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List of erosion processes which Flint undergoes. Types of Erosion
  • Chemical Erosion
  • Coastal Erosion
  • Water Erosion
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Thermal and physical properties of Flint. Properties of Flint </>
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Properties that are measurable or whose values describe a state of a physical system of Flint. Physical Properties of Flint
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Measure of ease with which a smooth surface of a rock can be scratched, or of its resistance to abrasion. It is measured on Moh’s Hardness scale. Hardness
7
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Size of individual mineral crystals in Flint. Grain Size
Very fine-grained
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Cracking or breaking of Flint. Fracture
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Conchoidal fracture is a curved breakage which resembles to the concentric ripples of a mussel shell.Conchoidal
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Color of Flint when powdered. Streak
White
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Porosity of Flint is the quality of being porous, or full of tiny holes. Porosity
Highly Porous
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Interaction of light with the surface of Flint. Luster
Vitreous
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Resistance applied by Rocks to break under compression. Compressive Strength
450.00 N/mm2
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Forms due to deformation and metamorphism in Flint. Cleavage
Non-Existent
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Ability to absorb energy and plastically deform without fracturing. Toughness
1.5
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Ratio of density of Flint to the density of reference rock. Specific Gravity
2.5-2.8
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Degree to which light can pass through a rock. Transparency
Translucent to Opaque
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Degree of compactness of a rock. Density
2.7-2.71 g/cm3
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Properties which describe the response of a rock on the application of heat. Thermal Properties of Flint
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Amount of heat per unit mass required to raise the temperature by one degree Celsius. Specific Heat Capacity
0.74 kJ/Kg K
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Resistance offered by Flint against deformation, wear, scratch and heat. Resistance
  • Heat Resistant
  • Impact Resistant
  • Pressure Resistant
  • Wear Resistant
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Reserves of Flint. Flint Reserves </>
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Deposits of Flint in Asia, Africa and Europe which constitute the eastern continents. Flint Deposits in Eastern Continents
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Deposits of Flint in Asian continent. Asia
Azerbaijan, China, Russia
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Deposits of Flint in African continent. Africa
Not Yet Found
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Deposits of Flint in European continent. Europe
Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom
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List of countries where Flint deposits are found excluding the 6 continents. Others
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Deposits of Flint in North and South America which constitute the western continents. Flint Deposits in Western Continents
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Deposits of Flint in North American continent. North America
USA
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Deposits of Flint in South American continent. South America
Bolivia
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Deposits of Flint in Australia which constitute the Oceania continent. Flint Deposits in Oceania Continent
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Deposits of Flint in Australian continent. Australia
New Zealand, South Australia

Information about Flint

Rocks are naturally occurring solids which are composed of minerals & have been used by humans since ages. From Stone Age, rocks are used for various purposes. Also, the metals and minerals found in rock play an important role in our life. Get to know all the Flint Uses. We have provided you with all information about Flint rock here. Flint is a hard type of sedimentary rock that produces a small piece of burning material when hit by steel. Flint is available in black, brown, green, grey, red, white colors. The streak of a rock is the color of powder produced when it is dragged across an unweathered surface. The streak of Flint is white. Get to know more about Flint rock and characteristics of Flint rock in the next sections.

Characteristics of Flint

Many rocks have distinct characteristics. Some of the Properties of Flint are hardness, structure, streak, fracture etc. Flint is significant as it is composed of minerals and has variety of uses in our day to day life. The characteristics of Flint plays an important role in its identification. The hardness of Flint is 7 on Mohโ€™s hardness scale. Rocks according to their hardness are divided into:Types of Hard Rocks, Types of Soft Rocks and Rocks with Medium Hardness. Fracture of Flint rock is conchoidal. Its specific heat capacity is 0.74 kJ/Kg K. Flint is heat resistant, impact resistant, pressure resistant, wear resistant. Some of its uses are:

  • Interior Uses: Decorative aggregates, Homes and Interior decoration.
  • Construction Industry: Arrowheads, Cutting tool, Spear points.

Know more about Flint rock in the next section.

More About Flint

Flint is a type of Sedimentary Rocks. The color of rock is one of its important property. Flint rock is available in black, brown, green, grey, red, white colors. It is Glassy or Pearly in appearance. The Flint mineral content includes Silicon. Its compound content includes Silicon Dioxide. Letโ€™s move on to the types of Flint. Flint rock does not have any types. Fossils are the remains of prehistoric plants or animals which are embedded in rock and preserved in petrified form. Fossils are found only in sedimentary rocks. As Flint belongs to Sedimentary Rocks, fossils are found in it.