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Calcined Flint

Flint nodules roasted in a kiln to make them easier to grind. Then crushed & ground in water in a GRINDING PAN to provide a component part of potters "clay" for making white pottery. It is rich in silica and airborne dust causes silicosis. Early grinding was done in air with resultant lung damage.

Alternative terms

Term Language Region
gebrande vuursteen Dutch
gebrannter Kiesel m German

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