I was beach combing on a different part of our coast and found a bunch of this stuff. Some of the insides look like caramels. I love the waxy shiny look. The outside of the small stones has a specific feel and look. I imagine if I broke open some of the rounded pieces there would be interesting waxy coloured stone inside?? I can't get enough of these. I googled chert and wow there are some extraordinary colours out there.
What are they called when they are still in an oval stone form?
This would be what out indigenous (Beothucks-now extinct) people used for tools?