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  • Coffee Brown Chert: Identification?

    Any ideas about this beautiful chert?
    Cayuga County, NY Finger Lakes Region

  • #2
    That's a beautiful piece! I think info about where it was found may help.
    "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee

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    • #3
      Sorry to say....estate sale piece, no provenance at all!
      Cayuga County, NY Finger Lakes Region

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      • #4
        Could be a type of Jasper?
        call me Jay, i live in R.I.

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        • Lindenmeier-Man
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          Looks like jasper, wonder if it feels greasy ?

      • #5
        If I found it here in CT..... its jasper....Nice piece

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        • Lindenmeier-Man
          Lindenmeier-Man commented
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          Is nice material Red ...

        • redrocks
          redrocks commented
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          Pretty sure that's some nice Pennsylvania .. jasper...

      • #6
        Our Burlington and Jefferson City Chert get's that color from Creek's and River's.
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        • #7
          Someone else just suggested to me it is Carter Cave Flint, from KY. After looking at a bunch of images of that type chert...it sure looks like it. Take a look at some ...

          and L- Man.....I had never heard about Jasper feeling 'greasy'.....but I will say it does feel very, very smooth.....Let me think on that a bit. I have a few Jasper pieces, I will have to feel and compare. Thanks for your interest everyone.
          Last edited by Cmcramer; 04-22-2019, 07:37 PM.
          Cayuga County, NY Finger Lakes Region

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          • #8
            I have plenty of Carter Cave flint here...I mostly see it in lighter colors, but that wouldn't surprise me if it came from the Ohio river. Now that I think about it, Ohio river Carter Cave chert looks like that, so that's what it may be.
            "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee

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            • #9
              I think theres another jasper source up there besides the Pa. Jasper.... Pleasant Valley I think it's called. Not 100% sure. Not well known.

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              • #10
                That is definitely jasper with a good patina! I have found a lot of jasper pieces that are identical in color down here in SE Arkansas. Beautiful material and is very smooth almost “waxy”

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