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Flint in east texas

Post by Pineywoods bushcraft » Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:42 pm

Does any one know where to find flint or chert in east texas like the tyler area thank
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Re: Flint in east texas

Post by BigJesse » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:39 pm

East Texas isnt the best place to find flint. But I do have a universal method.
Parking lots. A lot of people and businesses use a stone accent around their lots. Its isnt hard to find some decently sized flint stones in them if you paying attention.

But as for naturally I don't think you'll find it very easily.

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Post by YoungBlacksmith » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:00 pm

I usually find my flint in the Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital parking lot..... Saw another guy out there cracking the chert open as well the other day, lol.
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Post by BigJesse » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:05 pm

I love it. lol

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Post by Pineywoods bushcraft » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:49 pm

Thank you BigJesse and YoungBlacksmith

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Post by YoungBlacksmith » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:37 am

I'll keep my eyes open as I drive around Tyler, I'm sure somewhere will pop out. If you find somewhere, let us know!
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Post by saustin1967 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:46 pm

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Re: Flint in east texas

Post by YoungBlacksmith » Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:02 pm

5 looks to be just north of Canton, 7 looks to be around Pittsburgh?
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Re: Flint in east texas

Post by RMAR » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:34 pm

I'm in the parking lot landscape group. Tons to be had.

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Re: Flint in east texas

Post by Daywalker 964 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 3:58 pm

I have had good luck using Jasper. In the Oil fields where I work the base used for the roads and rigs sites are loaded with it, throws good sparks from a steel and every once in a while I also find petrified wood, also makes good sparks Peace
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