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Black Chert



Black chert, 44WG0267, Washington County, Virginia.

Type Cherts

Collection Location:
Samples include waterworn nodules collected from redeposited terrace gravels (44WG267) along north side of South Holston Lake 600 to 1,200 feet west of Washington County Park, Virginia.

Description
The black chert is in the form of various sizes of nodules and stringers. The chert is fine grained, uniform, and non-fractured

Distribution
Black chert weathers out of the Ordovician Chepultepec Dolomite geological formation

Cultural Implications
Artifacts from all time periods and throughout southwest Virginia were made from this material.

References

Prepared By McIlhany 2000