FLINT

This flint was collected from a pile of excavated material in Guildford High Street. Its form is thought to be as a result of a semi-liquid silaceous material filling up cavities in chalky bedrock, where it solidified.

 

Like fossils often found nearby, it is between sixty-six and two-hundred million years old.


Many of Henry Moore's sculptures can be seen to harmonize with this natural formation.

 

The shadows of the flint made by the sun created an inspiring study.

 

Queen Elizabeth II :

91 years old

Reinforced Concrete :

150 years old
Newcomen's Steam Engine :

300 years ago
Origins of Stonehenge :

5 000 years ago
Homo sapiens :

200 000 years ago or more
Cretaceous-Paleocene extinction :

66 million years ago
Jurassic & Cretaceous rock beds :

66 - 200 million years ago
Planet Earth :

4 500 million years ago