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How to find silicon in nature


Flint is found almost everywhere. On the island of Rügen (near Germany), this stone was found for the first time. Today it is mined in the south of Kazakhstan, in Russia (in the Belgorod region, in the Moscow region, in the Tver and Arkhangelsk regions). Also flint deposits are available in Belarus, Israel, England, Mongolia, Denmark, Karelia.

Use in the jewelry industry and in other areas

Some flint species have an unusual color. They were called chalcedony, jasper, opal. These species are very widely used in the jewelry industry. For the manufacture of cufflinks and pendants, patterned flint is used. Buttons are also made from such a stone, which are subsequently used in the manufacture of exclusive clothing.

They are made of flint and candlesticks, caskets, vases. This breed is especially popular in the manufacture of products for interior decoration. Such products can most often be seen in public buildings. Flint is used for flooring, which is characterized by increased wear resistance.

The high strength characteristics of this mineral provided him with demand in the industrial and construction sectors. Any product made of flint retains its original appearance for many years. Flint is also very popular in the construction of roads for various purposes.

Flint is a rock consisting of a mixture of amorphous and crystalline silica. Usually, silicas are fine-grained cryptocrystalline silica nodules of complex composition, characteristic of sedimentary, mainly calcareous rocks and consisting of microscopic grains of quartz, chalcedony, cristobalite, and sometimes opal. Usually contain impurities of goethite, hematite, pyrite, giving them all kinds of colors. Black flints owe their color to insignificant organic impurities. The pattern can be caused by secondary diffusion processes of migration and deposition of finely dispersed impurity minerals in an inhomogeneous porous flint medium. Shine through in thin chips. In the shape of a rounded variety of shapes. In relation to the host rocks, they are epigenetic bodies of metasomatic origin.

Often, flint nodules gravitate toward certain lithological horizons, and in places are so numerous that they merge into one, as it were, forming sections of continuous silicon interlayers tens of meters long. The selectivity of silicon substitution of rock sections with a certain structure (composition, density, porosity, etc.) is characteristic, which is well explained in view of G.L. Pospelova on the role of the processes of "preliminary soaking" in the processes of metasomatism. Often one can observe selective substitution of organic residues with flint. It can be either individual shells of ancient mollusks, or multi-meter sections with colonial corals in limestone.

Sometimes flint nodules contain inside the central cavity with fissured walls, which are inlaid with quartz, chalcedony or agate. It is characteristic that in such cases the internal structure of the nodule and the nature of the cavity in it acquire considerable resemblance to some lithophyses of effusive rocks.

Colored differences with a concentric or zonal structure are used as ornamental stones.


Silicon water, prepared simply by the usual method of insisting on natural material, will be a very good help for everyone.

Collect smaller stones so that the contact surface of silicon with water is as large as possible.

Water is constantly drained and used for enemas. The bottom layer of water 3-4 cm discarded. Usually, infusion lasts 2-3 days. Silicon water can be infused at room temperature. Best in enameled dishes with a lid. For cooking and rinsing water for an enema, water is infused for 2 days. For treatment, 5-7 days.

Each time after draining the water, rinse the bucket and silicon with running water.

Black stone is a practically non-expendable natural material. He will "work" without requiring replacement, rest and regeneration for you and your children.

Kinds of silicon

Silicon takes the second position after oxygen in terms of prevalence in the earth’s crust. In most cases, it occurs in the form of silicate, quartz and other compounds with oxygen. High-frequency silicon is used in semiconductor technology, and technical is used to produce high-quality alloys in non-ferrous and ferrous metallurgy. In the process of chemical exposure, silicon metal is used, which is actively used in the aluminum industry, and silicon dust is an indispensable component of high-strength dry building consistencies.

Electric arc furnace serves as an equipment for smelting technical silicon. Due to the graphite electrode, the required amount of energy is supplied to the furnace space. The release of silicon occurs continuously through an arcuate hole in the lining, referred to as a notch, into the lined mold of steel. The recovery of pure silicon from a compound with silica oxygen is carried out in a special furnace with a shunted arc.

Silicon metal is a basic element of the high-tech industry. Silicon is solar cells for solar cells, conductors for computer equipment, and so on. An important point is that silicon production does not involve waste. Air ducts are fixed above the furnace, therefore, all the dust settles in the gas purification, and then serves as a useful component of another production. For example, in the last century in Europe, quartz was remelted only with the aim of crushing it, and then added to concrete and various mortars to give the latter greater strengthening. The quartz metal grill is incredibly strong, and 900 grade concrete is obtained only by means of silicon. Shockproof floors and waterproofing putties are indispensable components for strengthening subway tunnels during construction. The technological chain of production of varieties of silicon continues, for example, monocrystalline silicon for processing is processed into harmful, from an environmental point of view, chlorine compounds.

"Black slate"

These are black flint sheets obtained by stratification of rock. The origin is organogenic. Mineralogical studies have established a high percentage of silicon content of about 50%. When insisted for a day, black shale gives a high percentage of the transition of silicon oxides into water, higher than any known mineral water. Silicon water can be used for drinking, cooking, washing, compresses, gargling, etc.

The consumption of silicon water depends on the needs of each person.

Be sure to drain the silicon water from the pebbles and only then use it for cooking.

Do not boil the stones. Silicon water retains all its healing properties for humans for an indefinitely long time. Store it best at room temperature in a sealed container. Aqueous solutions of medicinal herbs and fees on silicon water are much more effective than on ordinary tap water.

Silicon water is used for home canning in order to improve the quality of products.

Cut flowers and greens retain freshness in silicon water longer.


In order not to make a mistake in the choice, check it by hitting it with a steel object as if casually. If sparks are streaming, then flint.

Of the more than seven hundred varieties of it, only opal-chalcedony is suitable for treatment. If it is split, the inside will be dark gray or black (due to magnesium), matte. You can take a reddish-black stone, in which there is iron.

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How to find silicon in nature

Finding flint in nature is easy. It is very much among sea or river pebbles. And in order not to make a mistake in the choice, check it by hitting it with a steel object as if in passing. If sparks are streaming, then flint. Of the more than seven hundred of its varieties, only opal – chalcedony is suitable for treatment. If it is split, the inside will be dark gray or black (due to magnesium), matte. You can take a reddish-black stone, in which there is iron.

Flint water combines the taste and freshness of spring water, the purity and structure of thawed snow, and the bactericidal properties of silver water.

If you put a container with water in which flint lies next to the patient’s bed, the air will become cleaner and healthier.

Silicon is a dark gray, brilliant crystalline substance, brittle and very hard, crystallizes in a diamond lattice. This is a typical semiconductor (conducts electricity better than an insulator such as rubber, and worse than a conductor - copper). At high temperatures, silicon is highly reactive and interacts with most elements to form silicides, for example magnesium magnesium silicide.2Si, and other compounds, for example SiO2 (silicon dioxide), SiF4 (silicon tetrafluoride) and SiC (silicon carbide, carborundum). Silicon dissolves in a hot alkaline solution with evolution of hydrogen: Si + NaOH ® Na4SiO4 + 2H2­.

A few words about the healing properties of flint

Traditional medicine knows the means with the addition of silicon from diseases in the stomach and intestines. These recipes are used by lithotherapists who treat people with mineral powders.

  • In diseases of the abdominal cavity (the area of ​​the solar plexus), stone is used in therapy, which is applied to the stomach for about half an hour. The stone helps with the removal of the wart: it can be quickly cut with sharpened flint and the cut will be tightened soon.
  • Such a serious disease as gangrene can also be treated with stone, it is enough to grind it to a powder state and attach it to suspicious places.
  • Many diseases are treated with water, which was infused with silicon, especially when it is necessary to strengthen immunity and increase vitality. The chemical composition of silicon affects water, changes its composition (heavy metals settle) and structure. After this interaction, water becomes healing (some diseases can be treated with this water).
  • The antiseptic properties of water and its analgesic effect can help a person's internal reserves in the fight against tuberculosis, diabetes mellitus and periodontal disease. The intake of such water in sufficient quantities can relieve atherosclerosis, inflammation of the organs and endocrine glands.
  • Silicon in combination with other medicinal substances can alleviate many diseases. Interestingly, meat lined with silicon stones is kept fresh for a very long time, as in the refrigerator.

To prepare charged water, you need to take three liters of unboiled water. Added one pack of stones, together with water should be stored in a dark place. The temperature is room temperature, the infusion period is two days.

This water helps to improve metabolism (this action is especially important if the restrictions on food are observed), strengthen hair, smooth facial skin and prevent the formation of wrinkles. It is used to get rid of alcohol addiction, insisted on a stone, it will free the body from toxic substances and trace elements that harm it. The elderly will also benefit: fill with energy and give vigor to the body.

The stone can be used for a long time, you only need to rinse it after draining the water with ordinary unboiled water from the tap. If necessary, you can boil the water infused on the stone, simply removing the stone from it.

Flint can be used by several generations for half a millennium. The stone cures many ailments, you just need to use it correctly and avoid exposure to high temperatures (do not boil or heat).

Is magic hidden in flint?

There is an opinion that stone is a good talisman and is able to protect the owner’s house from the action of otherworldly forces. Also in antiquity it was believed that flint was able to save the family and make it strong and prosperous. Protective amulets were made of stone, which helped to attract the attention of the opposite sex, to interest a loved one. They believed that taking a stone with them would be protected from troubles on the road, deceit, ruin and meeting with a rapist to avoid unwanted sex. It was believed that with the help of stone, its owner will be able to be more adventurous, optimistic and courageous in any situation.

The elements of stone are earth and fire, so you need to wait for help and protection from silicon for such zodiac signs as Aries, Taurus, Cancer, Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius and Capricorn (if, of course, you believe everything that the ancients believed).

The stone corresponds to a planet called Mars. And this planet is a symbol of masculinity and courage.

Where to find flint

You can find flint among other fragments of minerals by signs of appearance inherent in this stone. It is like soap, gray in color, with rounded edges, like sea pebbles. Its strips can be confused with the same color of many stones, so you need to know the nature of the stone well.

700 varieties of representatives can be confusing when searching, but the differences inherent in silicon will help to help out: opacity - the quality of the stone, found in most cases, but sometimes there are transparent specimens, although less often. In vivo, there is silicon of different levels of transparency, crystalline, stone of a wide color gamut.

Before you go in search of a mineral, you need to bring a green bottle glass, a file and a map of the territory on which you are going to search. More often you can meet a stone, if you go to the beach, to the port or to the railway track (embankments sometimes contain silicon). However, finds are often very small. However, if a person is successful, then he can boast of finding a silicon tip that has survived from ancient times.

The find must be checked for hardness: if the stone scratches the glass, then this is a mistake and the piece found is not a flint, but only a similar representative of numerous types of stones that look similar to the desired stone. So as not to make a mistake. You can take a number of mineral photos with you to know what flint looks like. If you are not lucky enough to find the right mineral, then it is easy to get it: just go to the store selling stones for a small price and buy it there.

Flint use

The stone is used in construction and other industrial industries, where abrasive surfaces of increased hardness are cut. Millstone. Made with the addition of silicon have a very solid and durable structure. The ceramic industry is also not without this mineral, as is the manufacture of lighters.

Silicon millstones reduce the friction force when grinding grain. Cement with silicon additives is used to manufacture stronger concrete used for the construction of special shelter structures. Cast iron is not without this mineral. Stone is added to increase strength. Mineral is also a good degasser and deoxidizer in the production of steel.

He also goes to the manufacture of various household items, amulets and talismans. Caring for a stone is not difficult: you just need to rinse it with tap water after a while to remove unnecessary energy, as well as dust and dirt from the mineral. Silicon is a stone with an interesting history, some specimens have a very beautiful coloring and color scheme.

How to find flint in a snowy forest for fire

Flints for such an emergency, it is quite possible to find in a winter forest littered with deep snow. You don’t need the skill of dowsing or a funny dog ​​-flintdigging. Nature, as usual, has taken care of everything for us and puts it “on a plate with a blue border”. Just open your eyes and take it. Well, do not turn off your head.

Where can we find one flint? On (if it is railway embankment, for example, a quarry or a river or stream), or in the ground. In the forest, we can rather rely only on the second option. At least in the forests of the middle zone. However, in the land and in the summer it is not trivial to look for an occupation, but in winter we still need to find that land somewhere. Do not dig snowdrifts in the hope that under the snow we reach a pebble waiting for us. Or not expensive.

But we will not dig anything. And what will we do?

See photos and videos.

By the way, photos and videos were taken in different places, spaced a few hundred meters apart. Those. exaggerating a little, in the forests it turns out "at every turn."

Does this mean that in any forest and in any such place you are guaranteed a suitable flint or even at least some? Of course not. Warranties, as the unforgettable O. Bender said, are given only by an insurance policy. Well, we can only rely on our knowledge, skills, observation and, of course, luck. Where without him!