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Hemmoor flint

Material name: Hemmoor flint
Synonyms: (Glassy) Maastrichtian Nordic flint
Material (geologic): Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) flint

Detail of Nordic Flint from Hemmoor
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004

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General characteristics


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Locality: Hemmoor, Cuxhaven Kreis, Lower Saxony, Germany
Synonyms: FlintSource sample 360.
Geographical description: WhereItIs
Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 53° 42' 04" N
Long. 009° 08' 04" E
(Mapdatum WGS 84)

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Co-ordinate precision: The coordinates were taken at the northeastern side of the former quarry and were rounded to the nearest arc-second. The sample comes from a wider area, predominantly from the bank showed in the photo below.
Other topographical information: HowToGetThere
Additional information: The last flints of Hemmoor
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Visitors information: PlacesToEatAndDrink
Sampling information: N/A
  Typical Nordic Flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004
Flake of typical Nordic flint with irregular chalky cortex
size: 70 mm
Flint with chalcedony
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004
Dense flint with patches of chalcedony and chalky inclusions
length: 56 mm
  Glassy Nordic Flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004
Piece of dark, very fine and glassy material
size: 47 mm
Baltic flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2004
Flake of opaque, classical "Baltic" flint as found Europewide in glacial deposits
size: 48 mm
Sample description: N/A


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