Flint or hematite?

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Picked this up along the river. Translucent, seems worked and polished in some areas. Any ideas?
 

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Well it's definetley flint & it's looks like it might be a bladlet knife! pretty material!
 
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Awesome! Thanks so much for your input. Greatly appreciated!! I love the color. I'll definitely be going back in the spring
 

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Could be Jasper to and its not a artifact more than a piece of debitage
 

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I'd call it chalcedony possibly agate due to the light banding in the translucent shot. It does not appear to be worked however. Hematite and Flint are not translucent to that degree~ hematite not at all. Nice find though.
 
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Damn...i was so hopeful lol
 

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I remember you writing once you were near Maine.

There are a couple of sources in NB that can look like that. If you are on the Quebec side I’m not sure.

One is off a beach in St John where European flint ballast stones were dumped, and quite often quarry debris included debitage. The main local material is Washademoak chert, you can google pictures of it and compare it in natural light or when it isn’t backlit. Another is a small quarry inland on the St John river. It produces reddish to tan chert as I understand it, but it isn’t common (it might be related to the Washademoak chert.)
 
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Thank you for the link! This piece was found along the St John River in Fredericton, New Brunswick.
 

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joshuaream I like the link. Learn something interesting everyday seems :) Thanks.
 

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Awesome link-- thanks for that!

I remember you writing once you were near Maine.

There are a couple of sources in NB that can look like that. If you are on the Quebec side I’m not sure.

One is off a beach in St John where European flint ballast stones were dumped, and quite often quarry debris included debitage. The main local material is Washademoak chert, you can google pictures of it and compare it in natural light or when it isn’t backlit. Another is a small quarry inland on the St John river. It produces reddish to tan chert as I understand it, but it isn’t common (it might be related to the Washademoak chert.)
 

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