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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Flint Collecting Near Flint Ridge Ohio

Flint Ridge area is roughly 3 miles SE of Newark, Licking County, Ohio and extends 12 miles to the Northwest up to Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio.
Specifically near Brownsville Ohio at the location known as John Nethers farm.

It is important to note, flint collecting is prohibited at Flint Ridge State Memorial and on state lands in the area. Flint collecting may be permissible on private lands but YOU MUST GAIN PERMISSION. This article DOES NOT grant permission.

I visited this site numerous times between 1978-1984. Much of the flint deposits have been exhausted especially the "Nelly Blue" flint but drusy quartz can still be found. I found a large piece covered in good quality Smoky Quartz

View John Nethers Farm, Flint Ridge Ohio in a larger map

From Rocks

Ohio flint photo taken in Flint Ridge quarry pit near Toboso, Ohio

courtesy S. Cyd Read © (Flickr Photostream)
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