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  • Kaz
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    What type of stone am I working with

    can anyone tell me what type of stone this is. I only find it at one very specific location on a beach here on Long Island. In its natural state it is very smooth and has a brownish color with specks of light material within. It is a hard material but I am able to work it into some beautiful objects using a Dremel with various grinding and diamond bits. While I am grinding the stone it has a grey appearance but after a lot of sanding and polishing it ends up looking like dark chocolate.


  • kayakaddict
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    Thanks this post is great! Nice stones, artifacts, art.

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  • RIPirate
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    Originally posted by SurfaceHunter View Post

    As far as I know you can’t grind flint into shape
    Oh — you totally can. I’m pretty sure flint is just grey/black chalcedony/quartzite. It’s mega hard, but I work with it all the time. I’m a shell carver, primarily, though, and it’s taken me about 3 years to feel I have any kind of handle on rock & mineral ID, and I’m rarely really certain. But I’m pretty sure that can be called flint — do an image search of “carved flint” — here’s a link with its the properties of flint:
    A nodular chert, often grey/black, formed as nodules in Creataceous chalk.

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  • Kaz
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    Yea definitely a solid hard stone with some weight. Takes me a few hrs to make something like this.

  • tomf
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    Love your work, especially the fish.

    Whatever that material is, it's perfect for purpose.

    Has it got some weight to it?


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  • Kaz
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    Made another fluke today.

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  • SurfaceHunter
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    Originally posted by RIPirate View Post
    I don’t know what channel or Cannel coal is, but is there any reason to suspect it’s something other than flint?
    As far as I know you can’t grind flint into shape

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  • RIPirate
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    I don’t know what channel or Cannel coal is, but is there any reason to suspect it’s something other than flint?

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  • SurfaceHunter
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    Nice work and Cannel coal has my vote also

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  • SurfaceHunter
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    I was thinking Cannel Coal as well NA people liked it to

  • Kaz
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    Something new. Still would love to know stone type if anyone has any idea. Thanks

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  • Kaz
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    A friend asked me to make him a cross. I made it this morning and finished up polishing and drilling a hole a little while ago.

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  • Kaz
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    That's cool. Thanks for the look.

  • Ron Kelley
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    Hey Kaz, This is the pendant that Josh gave me:
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  • Lindenmeier-Man
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    I agree Tam, I’m impressed !
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