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Emael Chalk flint

Material name: Emael chalk flint
Synonyms: Valkenburg flint; Valkenburg vuursteen
Material (geologic): Upper Cretaceous (Maastrichtian) flint from the Emael chalk

Detail of Valkenburg flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003

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General characteristics

(In part adapted from W.M. Felder 1998

Geographical setting: N/A
Material and colour: Silicified burrows in Emael chalk
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2002
Other information: N/A
Knapping notes: N/A
Archaeological description: N/A

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Locality: ENCI quarry, St. Pietersberg, Maastricht, Netherlands
Synonyms: FlintSource sample 352
Geographical description: WhereItIs
Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 50° 49' 27.2" N
Long. 005° 40' 58.6" E
(Mapdatum WGS 84)

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Co-ordinate precision: Precision
Other topographical information: HowToGetThere
Additional information: Large slabs of Valkenburg flint in situ
Foto: Rengert Elburg, 2002
Visitors information: PlacesToEatAndDrink
Sampling information: N/A
  Detail of Emael flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Close-up of a small piece of typical flint
size: 48 mm
Fragment of Valkenburg vuursteen
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Fragment of a nodule of typical Valkenburg flint with characteristic sandy cortex
length: 75 mm
  Patchy flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Emael flint with less silicified patches
size: 83 mm
Sample description: N/A


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