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  • Ancient Hornstone Spalls

    I just got some info and pictures from Eddie, my rock friend in Kentucky. Eddie went back to that spot where he found the 85 pound nodule / Core. Many of the nodules he found yesterday had been spalled and he found some real nice large spalls. I hope to learn something from the spalls before using them.
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    Michigan Yooper
    If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

  • #2
    Very cool spalls Ron! Ive got photos of an artifact I once owned that is the same or similar material to that bottom spall in the first photo. That big Bulls-eye spall is gorgeous! Hornstone like that was the going thing in prehistoric Kentucky...
    Josh (Ky/Tn collector)

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    • Ron Kelley
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      Hey Josh, That is a nice looking material. Do you think it's hornstone? (The one on the bottom of the top picture)

  • #3
    Good looking pieces!
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    • #4
      Yeah I think it is Hornstone Ron, not sure if that St Genevieve or Wyandotte but its somewhere in those formations...
      Here's that piece i was reffering to, a little different but very close...
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      Josh (Ky/Tn collector)

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      • Ron Kelley
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        Thanks Josh, Man that is a beautiful blade.

    • #5
      Those are some nice spalls ROn thanks for sharing.
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      • #6
        Ron - most of the spalls I find are much smaller and not nearly as colorful. Nice material and I'm waiting to see what you produce from them.
        NE Central Tenn - Any day on this side of the grass is a good day. -Chuck-

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        • #7
          That's beautiful stuff.

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          • #8
            In the first picture bottom spall: I knapped that spall and as it turned out that beautiful striped pattern is a patina. After knapping a point it was just the typical dark gray hornstone.
            Michigan Yooper
            If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

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            • Kyflintguy
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              Never would have guessed that! Interesting how that happens.
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