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Posted in response to Flint Type Stones from George on February 03, 2010 at 13:21:02:

Re: Flint Type Stones

I am not sure about Flint but you could run a search on Mindat.org website for Chert and/or Obsidian in Arizona. I know there are many places where you can get Obsidian there. It's just a matter of how big a piece you need. It fratures even finer than flint in many cases and will cut you just as fast. Also try some of the Agate localties as the Quartz family is the parent of Flint anyway. Good luck and keep on chipping. BTW I use locally mined Quartz pieces as well as pieces of fractured large Herkimer Diamonds and make some prety deadly points with them. Also you might try getting some glass cullet as this is good material to practice on. Most glassblowers can hook you up with pieces large enough for spearheads if you feel bold.

From Don Mello - February 06, 2010 at 11:09:25
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