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Subject: Why are flint and chalk always found together?

Date: Tue Nov 8 08:12:04 2005
Posted by Gordon
Grade level: grad (non-science) School: No school entered.
City: Basingstoke State/Province: No state entered. Country: England
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 1131462724.Es

As I understand it, chalk is formed from the bodies & shells of ancient dead 
sea creatures.
How is flint formed, what is it made of and how/why is it always found in chalk?

Re: Why are flint and chalk always found together?

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