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Flint Type Stones

Hello whomever may read this! I have recently become interested in lithic art. As a new flint knapper, I believe I am at the "I know most of the teminology" stage.

I have yet to knap out my first biface. I expect it will be rather crude and shameful looking.

I have been led to understand that after a minimum of two years I will make a passable tool. From that point, (no pun intended), I will be attempting to make replicas of actual ancient tools. Sounds exciting I know.

My current problem is that I have absolutly no idea where to find chert, chalcedony, or any of the "flint" type rocks that are used by flint knappers.

I live in Tucson and I thought that Arizona was the rock capitol of the universe.

I am willing to travel north, but if I could find a site in southern Arizona it would be helpful.

Can anyone direct me to that which I seek?

Thanks a bunch! George Van Aken

From George - February 03, 2010 at 13:21:02
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