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mizfi7

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Missouri Flint and Chert/
« on: March 09, 2009, 09:55:23 pm »
I just found out about the world of knapping and tried doing research on flint and chert in missouri and cant find good pics and information on it and was wondering if any of you guys have pics now where to find it any kind of information. I live in osage beach. (Lake of the Ozarks). Any thing will be helpful. Thanks


Offline billy

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Re: Missouri Flint and Chert/
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 11:05:52 pm »
dude, Missouri is absolutely loaded with Burlington chert...in fact, it's the state rock.  When I drove through Missouri on I-70 several years ago, the road cut through limestone beds for about 70 miles and there were large beds of flint in them.  I know around Mizz-u in Columbia I saw nodules of flint in the limestone, but didn't stop to pick any up.  The large beds of flint are readily noticeable from the limestone because it was very white, with even a slight blue hue to it compared to the dull gray limestone.  The flint I found was somewhat cracked, but if you search through it and start hitting it, you can find some solid pieces.  It is pretty tough, unless you are lucky enough to find some that's high quality.  It needs to be cooked to around 500- 575 degrees, depending on the grade. Once you cook it, it's very nice to work and makes super-sharp hunting points.  Haven't killed anything with burlington chert points yet...but I plan to!  If you live in Missouri you are truly blessed....Missouri has more flint, and it's more widespread, than anywhere else I've ever been.
 
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Offline Timo

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Re: Missouri Flint and Chert/
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2009, 05:25:18 am »
Miz, you only live about 50 miles east of me. there is knapping rock everywhere bud, some will be better than others, but it is there.
Osage Beach has so much construction going on, and with the lake there should be rock in arms length of you. Check out some of those const. sites,There should be something there.

And get to some knappins.

Offline Auggie

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Re: Missouri Flint and Chert/
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2009, 05:33:22 am »
Dude! You should be so lucky!I live 30 miles north of columbia and there is NO knapping rock here.I have found good rock in Columbia,Sedaila,and on south. Get out and look! And check the site for knapping events comming up,you might wanna go an check out some rock knockin.
I look pretty good when the lights are off.