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  • #91
    I don't even know where to start . Hats off to
    flint. These are the most amazing photos .Hoss
    you need to go public with this thread and let the world see these . You could make a hard cover
    book and it would sell like crazy ... just saying
    I personally don't know any collector that would not want this for a coffee table / reference book . This would give any off the books out there a run for the money . Wow .... wow
    I know what I am doing over coffee tomorrow . Thanks to all the real pieces each of you collected .

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    • Kyflintguy
      Kyflintguy commented
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      Well what's your favorite lithic? Get a good pic and share!

  • #92
    Josh, flintguy ... I cannot even come close to
    any of these lithic materials on this thread which is my favorite by the way good job !!!But in Southwest Georgia I love the red chert ... it just catches my eye and I pick up every little flake
    or a point if I get lucky .. the blood reds with some yellow .

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    • #93
      That's some interesting chert Tam, maybe someone can help us with what type of Chert this is. Thanks for sharing!

      Plenty of New members here now, lets see some more interesting lithic materials!
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      Josh (Ky/Tn collector)

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      • #94
        Originally posted by Ron Kelley View Post
        Nephrite Jade from Washington State is one of my favorite lithics.
        Are those beads, Ron??

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        • Ron Kelley
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          Hey Jason, I just got back from my road trip. Yes they are very nice ancient beads. They are biconically drilled with the drill holes meeting in the center. I have 40.

      • #95
        Flint Ridge Chalcedony and Carter Cave are way up on my list.

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        • #96
          I have larger tools of Colorado petrified wood that's at the top of my list.

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          • Hoss
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            These are not tools they are just large chunks of petrified wood. Pretty material but to call them tools is false in my opinion. By the way this stuff is poor material for knapping mast of it tends to cube out when you try reducing it.

          • saguache
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            Hey Hoss, not so fast on your judgment. If you had them in hand you'd see them for what they are...tools. Rocks shaped by human hands that are designed for use at a task at hand. I've been looking at stone here for 50 years & would agree that pet wood isn't the best for the material of choice but theses were found in a cache situation and are a group of beautiful/unique pieces/...tools. Just shows what an moron you are.
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          • Hoss
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            Well since you self destructed and are banned now you will no longer be able to tell your side of this ridiculous story. Shame on you for taking the road less traveled. We encourage everyone to post their finds here. However when a rock is a rock we will let you know. Pet wood will be found in piles that is where the tree died. No one stashed it there. A tree died millions of years ago and the became pertified over time it fell to pieces in place. That does not make it a cache of tools it is a pile of pretty rocks. That is all!

        • #97
          I don't want to go to a book for this . This southeast area is new to me . How do all you people know what are all the different cherts . Caters cave etc .
          It just rolls off your tounge . Wow .
          so is that even chert I posted . In Georgia they say the reds with iron can be Jasper ???
          I saw cliffs of chert online and in Georgia .
          what causes all the different names ?
          Differnt minerals?

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          • Kyflintguy
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            Resources on chert types are limited Tam, but you can check out lots of different lithic materials in our information center here.

            https://forums.arrowheads.com/forum/...materials-gc71

            Knowing lithic materials is just a matter of research and learning.The origins of chert type names vary but many are named by the geologic formations they are associated with. Its possible you have some Jasper in the photo you provided. Hope that helps!

        • #98
          Yes thank you Josh , perfect going to the site now . Your right though I do have to research . I grew up in Cal and can name every animal rock flower . Now Hawaii got that , now a new chapter is opening and man it is so foreign with the lithic .
          btw good call on the coral . I'll get a pick some day of a layer site over lava . Crazy looking

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          • #99
            My favorite NC Piedmont lithics are crystal quartz and flow banded rhyolite. The two chips are green meta siltstone maybe one day I'll find a point made of it? Click image for larger version

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            • My favorite NC Mountain lithics are Black Knox chert and Gray Knox chert? These are imported from Tennessee. My favorite local lithic is the red quartzite. Click image for larger version

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              • My bad I think without going back over the years I have seen lots of material what I find there is many but it is what is close that works the best I have one I seek it is clear quarts I have chips but I envy Dennis
                Look to the ground for it holds the past!

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                • My favorite cherts for knapping points and blades.
                  1. Hornstone from Kentucky and Indiana
                  2. Georgetown Blue Flint from Texas
                  3. Tiger Chert from Wyoming
                  4. Knife River Flint from North Dakota
                  5. Horse Creek Chert from Tennessee
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                  Last edited by Ron Kelley; 07-29-2017, 08:45 AM.
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                  • Kyflintguy
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                    Hard to disagree with that top five list Ron! Awesome lithics and pictures!

                  • Ron Kelley
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                    Thanks Josh, This five require no heat and all are tough stone.
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