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  • Tiger Chert Patination Experiment Update

    The experiment has run for 20 months now. On October 10, 2016 I took the two spalls and a freshly knapped point and placed them on a rock in full sunlight. The pieces are developing a patina in this short period of time simply by leaving them in open air exposed to the sunlight. The first picture is the original and the second picture was taken today. Now I plan to bury them in a wet area with black soil. I will give you another update next year.

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    Michigan Yooper
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  • #2
    That is just way too awesome, what a great experiment! I remember when you started this, and that’s incredible, the patina change in such a short amount of time! I may have to try this with some of my local materials too
    call me Jay, i live in R.I.

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    • #3
      Neat experiment Ron

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      • #4
        Love it so perfect
        Look to the ground for it holds the past!

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        • #5
          Awesome experiment Ron
          TN formerly CT Visit our store http://stores.arrowheads.com/store.p...m-Trading-Post

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          • #6
            Cool results Ron, I doubt most other Lithics patinated as quickly or as dramatically as this tiger chert. Sure is pretty stuff!
            Josh (Ky/Tn collector)

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            • #7
              Amazing that the material could patinate so quickly. Great experiment!

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              • #8
                Love it

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