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Material name: Ghlin-flint
Synonyms: Silex de Ghlin
Material (geologic): Residual Upper Cretaceous (Turonian) flint

Detail of fine-grained flint from Ghlin
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003

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General characteristics

(In part adapted from Weisgerber et al. (eds.) 1999

Geographical setting: N/A
Material and colour: N/A
Other information: N/A
Knapping notes: N/A
Archaeological description: N/A

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Forêt de Ghlin
Locality: Forêt de Ghlin, Mons district, Hainaut, Belgium
Synonyms: According to the catalogue of the museum in Bochum, 3rd edition (Weisgerber et al. (eds.) 1999) mining site B 14 should be located in this area. FlintSource sample 310.
Geographical description: WhereItIs
Geographical co-ordinates: Lat. 50° 29' 47" N
Long. 003° 55' 23" E
(Mapdatum WGS 84)
Co-ordinate precision: Precision
Other topographical information: HowToGetThere
Additional information: No site picture
Visitors information: PlacesToEatAndDrink
Sampling information: N/A
  Typical ghlin-flint
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Small piece of typical fine-grained flint
size: 35 mm
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Large flake of flint from the Forêt de Ghlin
length: 78 mm
  Darker variety
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Flake of somewhat darker flint
length: 48 mm
coarser material
Foto: Matthias Rummer, 2003
Coarser variety with less silicified patches
length: 58 mm
Sample description: N/A


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