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  • Horse Creek Chert from Tennessee

    This Horse Creek Chert is from Tennessee. I purchased this chert because I have yet to knapp any Horse Creek Chert. This is some very colorful chert, as you can see. If Greg is watching he might want to use the pictures in his lithics project.
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    Michigan Yooper
    If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

  • #2
    Wow! That's some beautiful toolstone. Can't wait to see what magic you find inside Ron.

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    • Ron Kelley
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      Thanks David, I hope I can do this beautiful stone justice. I will be patient with this stone as I probably will not see much of it.

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    I took another set of pictures. I want to provide the best pictures I can for the info center.
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    • #4
      And a few more better pictures.
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      Michigan Yooper
      If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

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      • OBION
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        Ron, I posted some artifact pics at the bottom of this thread

    • #5
      Love that Horse Creek material. Maybe the most beautiful type I've seen. I've got some pieces made from that stuff outta West Tennesee.

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      • Ron Kelley
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        Hey Mike, I photographed the pieces wet to show the colors as well as possible.

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      Cant wait to see what you make with that Ron! The museum in town has a board of artifacts made from this chert, Ill try to post a picture of them on this thread.

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      • Ron Kelley
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        Thanks Dylan, I haven't seen much of this chert. I will be watching for the pictures.

    • #7
      Holy moley! That is some HOT stuff!!
      Child of the tides

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      • Ron Kelley
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        Thanks Deb, It will be a challenge to include all the colors in a point. I will have to try to save some of the edge stone.

    • #8
      There is a man who attends all the south east shows that has a frame full of points made of that material. Beautiful stuff Ron
      TN formerly CT Visit our store http://stores.arrowheads.com/store.p...m-Trading-Post

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      • Ron Kelley
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        Thanks Matt, I figured you would be familiar with this Tennessee material. If you come across a picture of that frame full I sure would like to see it.

    • #9
      Very nice materials and photos Ron! I would like to purchase a nice Horse creek Chert artifact someday as ill probably never find one myself. Nicer artifacts of that material seem to fetch good prices and its easy to see why. Im curious about how well that stuff knaps so ill be waiting to see how they come out. Thanks for sharing and contributing to the info section also!
      Josh (Ky/Tn collector)

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      • Ron Kelley
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        Hey Josh, It spalls clean and that is a pretty good indication that it will flake good. The variety of color and that deep red center just blow my mind.

    • #10
      That is just an amazing material. Mother Earth never ceases to amaze.
      Thanks Ron, the pics will be a great help to others looking to learn more about Horse Creek chert.
      NW Indiana

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      • Ron Kelley
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        Thanks Greg, I'm happy to add a small bit to your big lithics project.
        Last edited by Ron Kelley; 03-21-2017, 06:19 PM.

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      Here are some artifacts from Tn! They are awesome in person.
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      • Ron Kelley
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        Thanks Dylan, WOW those are some great Horse Creek artifacts. I appreciate you posting the pictures.

    • #12
      Just saw this thread and thought I may add, this may be the frame of horse creek points you guys spoke of. I took a picture of it at the Savannah, TN show last year.

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      • #13
        Found this in NW TN yesterday.
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        • #14
          Nice materials Ron. They will make a nice addition to the information center.
          Gary

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