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EtymologyEdit

Unknown.

NounEdit

chert (countable and uncountable, plural cherts)

  1. (geology, uncountable) Massive, usually dull-colored and opaque, quartzite, hornstone, impure chalcedony, or other flint-like mineral.
  2. (countable) A flint-like tool made from chert.

Usage notesEdit

Generally, in mineralogy and geology, a chert does not have a conchoidal fracture. In North American archeology the term chert occasionally is still used for various siliceous minerals (including flint) that have a conchoidal fracture; this leads to confusion between the terms flint and chert in some archeology texts.

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Further readingEdit

  • Chert” in David Barthelmy, Webmineral Mineralogy Database[1], 1997–.
  • chert”, in Mindat.org[2], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.

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AdjectiveEdit

chert

  1. Lenited form of cert.

NounEdit

chert

  1. Lenited form of cert.