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Nordic flint

Material name: Hvideklint flint
Synonyms: Nordic flint, glassy Cretaceous flint, chalk flint
Material (geologic): Lowermost Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) flint

Detail of typical grey Baltic Flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004

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General characteristics

(In part adapted from Gravesen 1993

Geographical setting: Glaciotectonic deformation in the Hvideklint
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2003
Material and colour: N/A
Other information: N/A
Knapping notes: N/A
Archaeological description: N/A

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Locality: Hvideklint, Møn Island, Denmark
Synonyms: FlintSource sample 401 and 402.
Geographical description: WhereItIs
Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 54° 55' 50" N
Long. 012° 16' 21" E
(Mapdatum WGS 84)

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Co-ordinate precision: As usual, the coordinates were taken with our faithful hand held GPS receiver and will be accurate enough to find the spot. The cliff is quite steep, as can be seen in the site-picture below, therefore it might not be a very good idea to approach it from the landward side.
Other topographical information: HowToGetThere
Additional information: Main part of the Hvideklint
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2003
Visitors information: PlacesToEatAndDrink
Sampling information: N/A
  Black flint with cortex
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004
Typical black Maastrichtian flint with chalky cortex
size: mm
Glassy material
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004
Flake of the glassy "Senonian" type
length: mm
  Split small nodule
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004
Small split nodule of slightly spickled dark flint with less silicified patches
size: mm
Baltic flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004
Grey flint of the generic 'Baltic' type
size: mm
Sample description: N/A
  Cloudy baltic flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004
Flake of classical 'cloudy' Baltic Flint with very thin cortex
size: mm
Glassy grey flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004
Very fine-grained grey flint with white spots and patches
size: mm
  Light-coloured flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004
Very light-coloured fine grained flint from Hvideklint
size: mm


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