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    This large jasper rock was covered in liken, having sat outside in one spot for decades, when I realized what it was. Recovered on my grandparents place, probably during landscaping or driveway grating. Sonoma CA. Very heavy. Jasper is indigenous to the area and I’ve found a good amount of small and medium sized pieces but this is by far the biggest.

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  • #2
    If that board is a 2x4, that's a huge rock. Very cool.
    Hong Kong, but from Indiana/Florida

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    • Missouri Breaks
      Missouri Breaks commented
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      Yep, 2X4. Incredibly dense.

  • #3
    Bet a knapper like to get hold of that stone, brilliant on the inside !
    Lubbock County Tx

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  • #4
    it's a killer
    Wyoming

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    • #5
      Only one way to find out what the inside looks like.

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      • Missouri Breaks
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        I would if it wasn’t something my ancestors found as is and appreciated. I have a few pieces I’d like to tumble or mess with in some way.

      • Narrow Way Knapper
        Narrow Way Knapper commented
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        Most of the obsidian that I use to knapp, came from my grandparent's garden in Oregon. My grandpa used to bring home all kinds of beautiful stones. Sure makes me miss them.

    • #6
      Love this!!! I'd love to see the inside. I read surface materials are often freeze cracked and not so good for knapping. And so that's the reason for digging pits for new material.
      New Jersey

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      • Missouri Breaks
        Missouri Breaks commented
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        Thx! Yours and some other comments are inspiring me to focus my rock hounding on specimens that I’d want to cut for the cross sections. This one must have an entire world going on inside. It’s got quartz like inclusions/veins and loads of color.

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ID:	555297 Super nice piece of jasper. Bet this slab would be close to what you would get if cut.
      SE IA

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      • #8
        Probably. Thx!

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