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  • #31
    A Charmstone of sorts? Part of an Old Timer's collection from southwest New York State, Erie County County area: this collection contained 1000+ pieces, most of which were common and/or broken as would be expected, but also included beautiful Meadowood cache blades with a detailed 'treasure map' of where the cache was found. I picked out the two pieces of Mica because I had read in Ritchie that mica was thought to have been used as a ceremonial object and could have been part of the cache.
    Cayuga County, NY Finger Lakes Region

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    • Artifascination
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      I have seen a 2 hole Gorget made from mica. Very neat but very fragile material.

  • #32
    Gorgets and Hands....

    Cayuga County, NY Finger Lakes Region

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      Heavily Engraved Archaic drilled Hematite Plummet found in Scott Co, Missouri and measures 3 inches long and is 1.1/8 inches in width across the body of the piece. This amazing plummet is made from a high grade black hematite and is engraved with a large cross hatch pattern that looks like a netting design. There are many other engravings on this piece that are still to be determined. This piece was part of the Dr. Kent Westbrook collection and is one of the rarest relics known.
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      • tomf
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        Wonderful.

      • Benji
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        Very nice art

    • #34
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      heavily engraved archaic drilled hematite plummet found in scott co, missouri and measures 3 inches long and is 1.1/8 inches in width across the body of the piece. This amazing plummet is made from a high grade black hematite and is engraved with a large cross hatch pattern that looks like a netting design. There are many other engravings on this piece that are still to be determined. This piece was part of the dr. Kent westbrook collection and is one of the rarest relics known.
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      • #35
        Great stuff. The theory around these parts is they were possible used as netweights or as a counter balance weight for a weaving mechanism

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