|Eastern Indiana Gem & Geological Society||
Directions from Mike
We will take Rt. 70 through Columbus to Rt. 668 Brownsville Exit.
Go North to Rt. 40.
Go east ( turn right) on Rt. 40 until you come to County Line Rd. (across from a school).
Turn left (North) and follow County line Rd. till it dead ends.
Take a right and then a quick left and follow Flint Ridge Road until you reach Nethers (A big white house on the right side of the road) It will say Nethers on the mailbox.
You will weigh your flint and pay at the house after you collect your goodies.
Mike Manning is planning a field trip to Flint Ridge, Ohio, Saturday, May 19. Flint Ridge is a nearly eight-mile-long vein of high-quality flint located in eastern Ohio.
Mike says: To go to Flint Ridge, we will leave from the McDonalds on Rt. 202 (Huber Heights) near I-70 at 8 a.m.. If it is calling for some rain, I will still be going unless it is going to be thunderstorms all day.
We will travel to the Nether's farm. The drive time is about two hours from where we are meeting. It is just east of Columbus near Newark, Ohio. Maps can be given out the day of the trip.
The cost last year was 50 cents a pound plus a $7 entrance fee. No minimum or maximum. You can make it in any vehicle. You just park the vehicle and get out to collect flint.
There will be some holes open to collect in or good flint can be picked up anywhere in the property. It is easy collecting unless you want to get in the holes and dig on one of the flint ledges. You won't go home empty-handed.
Wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Also, gloves are a must since the flint is sharp. If you have a rock hammer, you can bring it to chip the flint. Some people bring more heavy equipment if they plan to attack the ledge (ie. sledge hammers, chisels, shovel, pry bar etc.), but this is not necessary.
If you plan to chip the flint, MAKE SURE TO BRING AND WEAR SAFETY GLASSES OR GOGGLES. I will have extra hammers with me you can use, but I do not furnish goggles. Bring a bucket or pack to put your treasures in. Some people like to wrap their good crystals in newspaper or paper towels.
Bring water to drink and a sack lunch. If we have enough people going, we can set up a table and have a shared lunch.
You can leave any time you feel like it. Once you find out how to get there, you can figure out how to return back to the interstate. There is a porta-potty on the premises.
If you have further questions, you can call me 937-681-0264 (cell) 937-552-4705 (home)