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Flint is Ohio's official gemstone and Flint Ridge flint is renowned for its color and beauty. In pre-historic times, the flint was used by American Indians for tools including knives and spear points; today, the polished stone is valued in jewelry making. The most famous deposit of flint in Ohio is an area in eastern Licking and western Muskingum counties known as Flint Ridge. Flint Ridge Flint became Ohio's official gemstone in 1965.

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Ohio History Connection, Natural history specimen(s); N 3983; E

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current11:46, 10 March 2015Thumbnail for version as of 11:46, 10 March 2015300 × 196 (8 KB)Sback (Talk | contribs)Flint is Ohio's official gemstone and Flint Ridge flint is renowned for its color and beauty. These samples shown here include one stone with crystals measuring 14" x 11" x 6" (35.6 x 27.9 x 15.2cm) and two polished stones measuring 2" x 3" x 2" (5.1 x...
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