Black Chert

Last Updated: April 4, 2023

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.

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

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


Prepared By
McIlhany 2000