The Sussex flint supplier

Here at ‘Flint Picker’ we strive to sell the best quality Sussex flint at low prices, undercutting the average market value. Our flint is locally sourced from the South Downs and is usually sold in bulk/ton bags.

All of our products are hand picked from local (Sussex) farmer’s fields, ensuring that only flints of a relevant and usual size get chosen. This means less wastage and better value for money per ton bag .

About Flint

Flint, knapped or unknapped, has been used since antiquity up to the present day as a material for building stone walls, using lime mortar, and often combined with other available stone or brick rubble.

Flint is a hard, sedimentary cryptocrystalline form of the mineral quartz, categorised as a variety of chert. It occurs chiefly as nodules and masses in sedimentary rocks, such as chalks and limestones. Inside the nodule, flint is usually dark grey, black, green, white, or brown in colour, and often has a glassy or waxy appearance. A thin layer on the outside of the nodules is usually different in colour, typically white and rough in texture.

Flint concretions from sedimentary rocks forms irregular nodules that are often surrounded by a thin white layer, sometimes called cortex. Although it has a powder-like consistence and can sometimes be partially rubbed off, it is not chalk, but quartz (you cannot dissolve it in acids).

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