Novaculite Website Homepage

Exercises: What is novaculite?

After exploring the “What is Novaculite?” page:

  • Elementary and Middle school students: Where can you find novaculite in Arkansas? What characteristics of novaculite made it a good stone for tools? What characteristics of novaculite make it a good whetstone?
  • Middle and High school students: How is novaculite formed? Is novaculite classified as a sedimentary, igneous, or metamorphic rock? Use the Arkansas Geological Survey website to learn more about the geology of the Arkansas Novaculite formation.


Suggested citation format for this website:

     Arkansas Archeological Survey 2016 "Arkansas Novaculite: A Virtual Comparative Collection." (accessed January 15, 2016).

We welcome comments and feedback from you! For further information on this website, please contact Mary Beth Trubitt, Arkansas Archeological Survey,


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