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Klintholm Flint

Material name: Klintholm Flint
Synonyms: Bryozoic Danflint
Material (geologic): Upper Danian (Lower Paleocene) bryozoic chert

Flint with bryozoans
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2008

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General characteristics

(In part adapted from Larsen 2002

Geographical setting: N/A
Material and colour: Extra large block of bryozoic flint
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2003.
Other information: N/A
Knapping notes: N/A
Archaeological description: N/A

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Locality: Klintholm, Fyn Island, Denmark
Synonyms: Klintholm Kalkgrave. Danish national geologic locality 122. FlintSource sample 379.
Geographical description: WhereItIs
Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 55° 10' 49.4" N
Long. 010° 48' 16.6" E
(Mapdatum WGS 84)
Co-ordinate precision: The coordinates given were taken with a hand held GPS-receiver and are in perfect agreement with the large scale digital map of Denmark. They point to the easily accessible exposure with the narrow scaffolding depicted below. However, following them to the tenth of an arc-second could get you a very refreshing bath.
Other topographical information: HowToGetThere
Additional information: Exposure at former chalk pit at Klintholm
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Visitors information: PlacesToEatAndDrink
Sampling information: Detail of Paleocene section
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2003
  Large nodule
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2008
Lare flake of brownish gray Paleocene flint
length: 154 mm
Brown bryozoan flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2008
Brown, slightly translucent material
length: 75 mm
  Brown flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2008
Brown flint with slightly irregular fracture pattern
size: 73 mm
bryozoic flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2008
Small piece of grayish bryozoan flint
size: 50 mm
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2008
Light flint with abundant fossils
size: 59 mm
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2008
Macrophotograph of all kind of interesting fossils
(detail of the piece directly above it)
field of view: ca. 13 mm
Sample description: N/A


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January, 2008
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