Flint Stone

TrendleEllwood

Joined November 2011

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I had no idea flint is so beautiful, a form of the mineral quartz and Ohio’s State Gem. Grandpa always called Grandma his Flint Ridge sweetheart so I thought about them while I walked the knobs of the ancient quarry pits. I might not even have become if they had not been Flint Ridge sweethearts.

If I didn’t know anything and looked at these stones I would say God crushed up a rainbow and squeezed it into them to make the colors. Flint is mostly grey but it sparkles like quartz crystal in places and sometimes has streaks of lovely color.

I was interested to learn that the color is caused by small amounts of impurities. Some combinations of these mixed up colors in a piece of flint are considered to be very attractive and highly prized by collectors.

This was the prettiest rock I saw all day.

Flint Ridge, Glenford Ohio USA

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