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    I went through my wife's flower garden or rather rock garden and picked up some lithic material I have found during my hunts here on the mountain.

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    Obviously some of these are spalls and can easily be identified. The squared pieces just to the right of the big chunk were found along the creek bed.

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    These are a couple of the pieces that may easily be identified, particularly the light, variegated piece on the left. The dark chert just above I think might be Knox. I have found quite a bit of that down along the logging road. It's actually darker than what this pic shows, especially if it has been recently flaked.

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    These two pieces above were found along the creek bank below the falls.

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    TThese three pieces were found along the logging road embankment after a heavy washout. Seems the various shades of grey (light to dark) are the predominant colors in my hunting area. ...Chuck
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    NE Central Tenn - Any day on this side of the grass is a good day. -Chuck-

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    That's cool Chuck. I am guessing that some of our knapping friends are thinking about what they could do with your examples.

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    • #3
      Good photos and share Chuck. Both are beautiful cherts.
      Some look like cobbles but I wonder if there isn't a vein of these somewhere close by that was utilized regularly by the folks long before us.
      NW Indiana

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      • #4
        Hey Chuck, That's some nice looking material. As Greg mentioned, It would be interesting to see the quarry where this material was taken from.
        Michigan Yooper
        If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

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        • #5
          Hey Ya'll - I just remembered when I was talking with the owner of the saw mill that gave me permission to hunt in his mill area, he mentioned finding a 6" blade while he was cleaning rock out of a cave-in where he was bulldozing along a cliff-side for a logging road. I didn't get to see it but he said he sold it to a local collector for $475. This guy owns hundreds of acres down the side of this mountain but I haven't asked him about hunting other areas. I'm gonna go back down there and yak with him again and see if he thinks he might have an ancient quarry up where he was dozing. Mayhaps he and I can take a walk up the mountain side and get a closer look see. I'll keep ya posted. In the meantime I'm gonna scan the cliffs in my immediate area to see if there might be a vein showing somewhere. Lord knows there's loads and loads of cliffs here. Ya'll have seen some of the terrain pics that I've posted. Yep - gonna do it. ...Chuck
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          NE Central Tenn - Any day on this side of the grass is a good day. -Chuck-

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          • #6
            I have some rock in my area of Georgia that looks like the last three rocks in the last photo

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            • #7
              Nice looking materials Chuck! Those two flat spalls are begging to be worked lol... Ive provided an update to your "Is this Wyandotte?" thread with some suggestions from Ryan. Seems he would love to see the materials you have as part of his research. That however would be entirely in your court. Thanks for sharing!
              Josh (Ky/Tn collector)

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