Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

See also: National Parks and Monuments (table)National Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument:

see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
 (table).

Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument

Address:PO Box 1460
Fritch, TX 79036

Phone:806-857-3151
Fax:806-857-2319
Web: www.nps.gov/alfl/
Size: 1,371 acres.
Established: Authorized as Alibates Flint Quarries and Texas Panhandle Pueblo Culture National Monument on August 21, 1965; redesignated November 10, 1978.
Location:On the Texas Panhandle, 30 miles north of Amarillo and just southwest of Fritch, off TX 136. Adjoins Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (see separate entry for description).
Facilities:Contact station.
Activities:Ranger-guided tours of the flint quarries.
Special Features:For more than 10,000 years, pre-Columbian Indians dug agatized dolomite from quarries here to make projectile points, knives, scrapers, and other tools. The 736 largely unexcavated quarry pits located within the park reflect a long story of continuous excavation and use. Due to its unique colors and its ability to be chipped (or knapped) into sharp cutting edges, Alibates flint was highly prized and traded extensively throughout much of North America.

See other parks in Texas.
References in periodicals archive ?
Dyer, Superintendent, and the National Park Service for allowing us to measure sections and collect samples at the Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument.
Lenticular embayments and stringers are most common in the Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument and vicinity.
Complete replacement of a dolomite outcrop by chert occurs at two known locations: the Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument and the Devil's Canyon-Cactus Flats vicinity, about 5 km west of the Monument.