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<p>Referred to as the "Great Indian Quarry of Ohio," Flint Ridge is a nearly eight mile long vein of high quality Pennsylvanian-age Vanport flint located in Licking and Muskingum Counties of eastern Ohio. Hundreds of quarry pits and workshop sites are scattered across more than 2,000 acres of ridge top in these Appalachian foothills. The prehistoric flint mines range in size from 12 to 80 feet in diameter and from 3 to 20 feet in depth.</p>
<p>Flint Ridge flint is particularly distinctive for its bright coloration. The most common type is white with light gray streaks, but the most sought after colors included various shades and combinations of red, pink, yellow, blue, and green.</p>