Rocks & Minerals | Namibia
Introduction: Chert is a hard, fine-grained silica with an uneven, broken pattern. Flint is a variety of chert, usually brown in colour, also with a conchoidal fracture pattern. It can form inorganically from silica-rich fluid deposits as well as a number of other processes.
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Namibia in dolomite formations.
Composition: A large amount of iron in chert will change the appearance to red jasper.
Colouration: Grey to grey-white or dark grey to black.
Uses: Chert was the basis for many ancient tools such as arrow heads and hand axes.
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