Black chert, 44WG0267, Washington County, Virginia.
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.
The black chert is in the form of various sizes of nodules and stringers. The chert is fine grained, uniform, and non-fractured
Black chert weathers out of the Ordovician Chepultepec Dolomite geological formation
Artifacts from all time periods and throughout southwest Virginia were made from this material.
Updated October 22, 2016