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    Found this point in the broke box from a collection out of SE TN/ Northern AL. It a new lithic to me . Beautiful stuff. I know the color looks fake in my hand but if you look at my skin color its pretty spot on. Any ideas guys. Ever seen this before Sailorjoe? Click image for larger version

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    Never seen anything like that, awesome!
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    • #3
      Good looking material there.

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      • #4
        Freaking awesome material is all I can say. Click image for larger version

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        Bruce
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        • #5
          Never seen any lithic like that, beautiful.

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          • #6
            Found this one this fall looks a good bit darker and I've never found a chip of this material either Click image for larger version

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            Last edited by Hoss; 01-06-2016, 12:23 PM.

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            • OBION
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              Great point and insitu! That is also some cool material !

            • Hoss
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              I wish we could see better pictures of that one! It needs to be in it's own post in mo y honest opinion.

          • #7
            RQ That one looks like it is perfect. G10 maybe !
            Last edited by hudson; 01-05-2016, 09:32 PM.
            east Tx.

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            • Rock queen
              Rock queen commented
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              Not quite missing an ear

          • #8
            Coastal chert? maybe? I really do not have a clue. looked up Jadeite and there are colors that match just not location and do not know the flaking capabilities either.
            Look to the ground for it holds the past!

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            • #9
              Originally posted by Rock queen View Post
              Found this one this fall looks a good bit darker and I've never found a chip of this material either
              Don't remember seeing this one, can we PLEASE see more of it?
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              • #10
                Hey Dylan, It looks like aventurine.
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                • OBION
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                  I agree it looks very similar but I could not find a documented Southeastern US source or any North American source actually. Perhaps it rarely occurs in quartz formations here?

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                There are several outcrops of aventurine in North America. The nearest to Tennessee/Alabama would be in Albemarle County, Virginia (Charlottesville Quarry). But it doesn’t have the look of aventurine to me. Too “clean” in mineralogy.

                I would say it most closely resembles chrome chalcedony (not known in North America) or chrysoprase… and my money would be on the latter. It’s found principally on the western seaboard (mainly California) and as far inland as Colorado, plus the New England states and down as far as New York. There are however significant outcrops a little to the east of Tennesse/Alabama in Buncombe, Burke and Macon Counties, North Carolina.
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                • #12
                  Interesting lithic, and good info Painshill. I can't say that I've ever seen any lithic like it either.
                  Southern Connecticut

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                  • #13
                    I don't believe that second darker point is the same material type.
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                    • #14
                      Hey Dylan, In the area of the broken tip, does it look like quartzite?
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                      • OBION
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                        Ill check it out next week, I'm making this gentleman a case so Ill have a chance to see the point agian

                    • #15
                      I just saw this post after a little nudge from Dylan/ Obion. Sorry to chime in late but I have not been paying close attention to the forum for a few days. I don't remember having found a point made from a rock that looks quite like that--especially with the greenish tinge. The lithic that occurs in some areas of north Alabama that looks most like what I am seeing is chalcedony. I think I remember James Cambron talk about points that were made from chalcedony. Sometimes I think that chalcedony sometimes has a slight blueish tinge. So if it did come from north Alabama then I would throw out a WAG of chalcedony. But I'm no mineralogist at all. Fact is, what I know about most minerals you could roll up and stuff it in a pea. I've been kinda wondering what type it may be and I haven't come up with a good guess on that. I just did a quick G-search on Alabama chalcedony to see if my memory was good or not about what I remembered about chalcedony. Yeah, it seems to occur in areas around Huntsville and to the east and northeast.

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