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Material name: Danish chalk flint
Synonyms: Glassy senonian flint, Baltic flint
Material (geologic): Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) flint

Detail of Bjerre flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2007

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General characteristics

(In part adapted from Becker 1980b and Nielsen 1997

Geographical setting: N/A
Material and colour: N/A
Other information: prehistoric mining area
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2003
Knapping notes: N/A
Archaeological description: N/A

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Locality: Bjerre near Hanstholm, Thy, Thisted Amt, Jutland, Denmark
Synonyms: Mining site DK 2, according to the catalogue of the museum in Bochum, 3rd edition (Weisgerber et al. (eds.) 1999). FlintSource samples 371 and 372.
Geographical description: WhereItIs
Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 57° 04' 45" N
Long. 008° 42' 54" E
(Mapdatum WGS 84)

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Co-ordinate precision: The coordinates given are those of the prehistoric mining site, rounded to the next arc-second. The better accessible exposures lie 400 metres to the northwest:
Lat. 57° 04' 52.5" N
Long. 008° 42' 33.2" E
Other topographical information: HowToGetThere
Additional information: Exposure at Bjerre
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2003
Visitors information: PlacesToEatAndDrink
Sampling information: N/A
  Black flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2007
Large flake of typical Senonian flint from Northern Jutland
Note numerous small white specks.
size: 79 mm
Brown flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2007
Brownish variety of "speckled Senonian flint"
size: 62 mm
  Grey speckled flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2007
Freshly struck flake of brownish grey speckled flint.
length: 61 mm
Homogeneous flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2007
Small piece of somewhat atypical grey flint
size: 46 mm
Sample description: The pieces above come from the primary exposure (sample 371), whereas the specimens below where collected at the surface around the prehistoric mining site (sample 372).
  glassy Senonflint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004
Flake of glassy Upper Cretaceous flint
length: 74 mm
Grey kreideflint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004
Milky grey flint with some bryozoa ("moss animals")
size: 56 mm
  Nodular flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004
Split small nodule of brownish Senonian flint.
size: 61 mm


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December 15, 2007
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