Polish Flint Slab for Cabochon makers, Lapidary artists, or those who collect Unique Raw Stone Slices. From Poland, this flint features beautiful picturesque striping and bands of swirling patterns in cream, taupe, grey and brown. This unique one-source gemstone material makes intriguing cabochons. You'll receive the EXACT Polish Flint Slice Pictured.
Polish Flint Slab
- 84.0mm x 57.6mm x 6.8mm thick
- 3.31-inches x 2.27-inches x 0.26" thick
Weight : 2.60 oz. - 73.71 gr. - 368.54 ct.
OOAK Item - SLB0459
Polish Flint, also called striped flint or banded flint, was formed in the Jurassic limestone in the Sandomierz region of Poland approx. 160 million years ago. A large striped flint deposit is located in Lesser Poland, near the cities of Sandomierz, Ostrowiec Swietokrzyski and Ilza. Because of its rarity and distinctive look, local striped flint is in use today in jewellery and has become a regional export product.
Striped flint was mined by Neolithic people near Krzemionki Opatowskie village around 4,000 BC, and it was used in manufacturing of axes. The irregular banding creates extremely picturesque internal structures making very special designer cabochons.
Metaphysically, Polish Flintstone is said to help those too focused on past hurts to move on -- calms emotional drama. Flint has been used as a weapon or tool since Neolithic times, and believed by ancient tribes to produce protective energy and dispel negativity.
Please Note: This is a lapidary rough slab; it is not polished. - Slabs are Cut in-house by Michelle of Silver Enchantments LLC here in the USA - There are some light saw marks that will not effect your cabochons. - Edges are rough and natural - Pictures taken Outdoors - Shown both Wet and Dry. - Measurements are given in total outside/widest points. - I try to show the most accurate photo possible, but there can be color variations due to monitor settings. - I try to note any excessive issues, but please zoom in to examine for any flaws. - I cannot be responsible for fractures, vugs or blemishes from mother nature. - Photo prop(s), cabochon example(s), etc. are not included.