Flint is a hard, sedimentarycryptocrystalline form of the mineralquartz, categorized 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. From a petrological point of view, "flint" refers specifically to the form of chert which occurs in chalk or marly limestone. Similarly, "common chert" (sometimes referred to simply as "chert") occurs in limestone.
The exact mode of formation of flint is not yet clear but it is thought that it occurs as a result of chemical changes in compressed sedimentary rock formations, during the process of diagenesis. One hypothesis is that a gelatinous material fills cavities in the sediment, such as holes bored by crustaceans or molluscs and that this becomes silicified. This hypothesis certainly explains the complex shapes of flint nodules that are found. The source of dissolved silica in the porous media could be the spicules of silicious sponges. Certain types of flint, such as that from the south coast of England, contain trapped fossilised marine flora. Pieces of coral and vegetation have been found preserved like amber inside the flint. Thin slices of the stone often reveal this effect.
Baggage cannot be checked at this location; however, up to two suitcases in addition to any "personal items" such as briefcases, purses, laptop bags, and infant equipment are allowed on board as carry-ons.
This is at least the fourth station along the Grand Trunk Western Railroad (GTW) line through Flint. The railroad arrived from Port Huron in 1871 and originally a wooden structure served as the passenger station. A 1905 stone and brick station was moved to Muskegon in 1927. The third GTW depot, located at 120 East 14th Street, was used by Amtrak until 1989 and demolished thereafter. The current station on Dort Highway provides easy access to I-69.
A match is a tool for starting a fire. Typically, modern matches are made of small wooden sticks or stiff paper. One end is coated with a material that can be ignited by frictional heat generated by striking the match against a suitable surface. Wooden matches are packaged in matchboxes, and paper matches are partially cut into rows and stapled into matchbooks. The coated end of a match, known as the match "head", consists of a bead of active ingredients and binder; often coloured for easier inspection. There are two main types of matches: safety matches, which can be struck only against a specially prepared surface, and strike-anywhere matches, for which any suitably frictional surface can be used. Some match-like compositions, known as electric matches, are ignited electrically and do not make use of heat from friction.
Historically, the term match referred to lengths of cord (later cambric) impregnated with chemicals, and allowed to burn continuously. These were used to light fires and fire guns (see matchlock) and cannons (see linstock). Such matches were characterised by their burning speed i.e. quick match and slow match. Depending on its formulation, a slow match burns at a rate of around 30cm (1ft) per hour and a quick match at 4 to 60 centimetres (1.6 to 23.6in) per minute.
Match(マッチ,Macchi) is a carbonatedJapanesesoft drink usually sold in street vending machines. The drink was previously only sold in standard aluminum cans with pop tops, but is now more commonly sold in bottles. The flavor of the drink is described as "fruity" and is quite popular among tourists. Though the drink is far from ubiquitous in Japan, there have been reports of it being sold in Ginza and Yokohama. Match is sold in 300ml, 350ml, 480ml, and 500ml containers.
The Falcons battled Chelsea in this year’s state championship match, which featured two baker games and one regular game.- Advertisement - ... The Falcons took the match 1358-1310 and went on to collect the 2021 state championship trophy ... The top eight teams advanced to match play.
MLive.com)The FlintJournal, MLive.com ... MLive.com)The Flint Journal, MLive.com ... MLive.com)The Flint Journal, MLive.com ... Flint PowersCatholic sophomore Connor Owens faces off against Lapeer's AshtonLight in a 171-pound match during a four-school wrestling meet between Davison, Lapeer, Grand Blanc and Flint Powers Catholic on Wednesday, Feb.
The FlintCity Bucks FC are making giant steps with their new academy team, hiring a head coach and an assistant while announcing tryouts for the fledgling outfit ...Ben Jones, Flint City Bucks Academy head coach (Photo ... Academy team players will train with the Flint City senior players with some even joining the USL 2 club on match days.
JACKSON — Corunna senior bowler Bridget Ryon reached the Division 3 girls state individual championship match Saturday. Ryon, however, came just short of an individual state title, falling to FlintPowersCatholic freshman Elizabeth Teuber ... The Flint Powers kegler rolled games of 204 and 214 to best Ryon’s games of 167 and 199.
Detroit Edison’s run for a fourth straight state championship in girls basketball ended Friday when head coach MoniqueBrown announced her team was withdrawing from the tournament due to COVID issues ... Detroit Edison was attempting to win four straight championships to match FlintNorthern’s run of four straight Class A titles (1978-81).
The Bad Axe bowling team cruised to the Division 4 regional bowling championship last weekend, at B’s BowlingCenter, in Flint...FLINT – The Bad Axe boys bowling team claimed another Division 4 regional bowling championship, last weekend at B’s Bowling Center ... Bad Axe’s Ellee Weitenberner is seen here during a regular season match.
ERIE, Pa ... Both were poised to host quarterfinals ... More. NCAAWomen's HockeyTournament ... "It's been a long time coming," said Northwestern coach DaveFlint, who became the Huskies' coach in 2008 ... The Huskies had not played a team from the potent WCHA all season until matching up with Duluth. Flint admitted his team needed some time to get up to speed ... ---.