Polish Flint Polished Stone Slab
A beautiful stone slab of Polish Flint, polished on one side. Lovely gray banding and swirls!
This slab is 5.5 inches by 4.5 inches and 5 mm thick. It weighs .4 lbs. and could be recut.
Flint (or flintstone) is a hard, sedimentary cryptocrystalline, categorized as a variety of chalcedony. Flint is usually dark-grey, blue, black, or deep brown in color, and often has a glassy appearance. It occurs chiefly as nodules and masses in sedimentary rocks, such as chalks and limestone.
What is rare in this material is the internal layering. This type of flint, called banded flint, only occurred in the Jurassic limestone on Poland (160 million years ago). The irregular banding creates extremely picturesque internal structures of the mineral.
During the Neolith Period (5000-3500 years ago) flint was mined for the production of tools (axes, arrowheads, knives, etc.). These tools were exported as far as the Netherlands and the Black Sea. The ancient mines were only recently rediscovered in the twenty century, in the area of Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski.
Metaphysical Properties of Polish Flint: Flint is said to help those too focused on past hurts to move on. It calms emotional drama.
U.S. Shipping terms: Cabochons, rough rock poundage and all orders over $50 are shipped for FREE in the U.S. On all others I offer First Class or Priority Mail and charge actual USPS shipping. Overnight shipping might be available but you need to call me to request it.
International Shipping terms: We offer Priority Mail or First Class (up to 4 pounds) which is the cheapest but is NOT tracked and can take 2-8 weeks for delivery. Customs, duties, taxes, etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.
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Please note: Items are One of A Kind, due to the natural stone material there may be some small natural flaws. Major flaws will be listed. You will always receive the item pictured unless otherwise noted! Any questions??-please contact me.