Dayglo Pink English Flint

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Dayglo Pink English Flint

Post by grendel on Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:23 am

Seriously, it's on Salisbury Plain.

Here's a vid of the stuff






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Re: Dayglo Pink English Flint

Post by mr.hertzian cone on Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:23 pm

How odd. Looks like its rather unknappable sadly. I've seen flint take on patinations of all sorts of colours but never bright pink!

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Re: Dayglo Pink English Flint

Post by grendel on Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:40 am

I'm wondering what colour flint it was initially and how deep inside the colour stain goes. It make just be an outer coating on unknappable light grey flint, or possibly highly knappable pure white flint.

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Re: Dayglo Pink English Flint

Post by the barnacle on Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:06 pm

by the look of it on the video its a blackish flint and only the outer skin goes pink when contacting with the air like a rust?

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Re: Dayglo Pink English Flint

Post by grendel on Sun Sep 28, 2014 7:45 pm

I think it's from the algae in the water.

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