2 November 2010
That’s what you call a conchoidal fracture
Posted by Callan Bentley
Obsidian bearing well-developed conchoidal (clam-shell-shaped) fracture with concentric ribs, as displayed at the recent U.S. Science and Engineering Festival on the National Mall by a local gem/fossil/mineral club.
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i am learning about conchoidal fractures now. The are beautiful. I wish I could find an explanation for them that is made for beginners and easy to understand.
Thanks for the great photo!
p.s. I am glad your fingernails were clean!lol
You strike the lithic with an object, preferably another rock.