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    Found in Racine County, Wisconsin by myself. Never see anything like this usually. Click image for larger version

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  • #2
    Looks like it. Maybe part of a gorget?
    South Carolina

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Narrow Way Knapper View Post
      Looks like it. Maybe part of a gorget?
      I was hoping that when I picked it up haha.

      It's polished, but not crazy. The edges are rounded smooth with no sharp areas except for the break.

      Coulda been anything I suppose, but I know it's not natural to my area. I've found all kinds of materials that don't belong in my fields though. It was a massive intersection at one point, mounds all around, the whole 80acres was basically a campsite from what I can tell.

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      • outlaws15
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        That's awesome

    • #4
      Very nice find that get ur heart pumping
      Missouri

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      • #5
        Can you show a picture of the side profile?
        Hong Kong, but from Indiana/Florida

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        • #6
          Originally posted by clovisoid View Post
          Can you show a picture of the side profile?
          Absolutely!

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          • #7
            That looks like a nicely worked edge to me. Gorget is a good choice. Bannerstones in your area tend to have thicker edges as well, but banded slate isn't the most common material for a classic Wisconsin bannerstone.
            Hong Kong, but from Indiana/Florida

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            • #8
              Originally posted by clovisoid View Post
              That looks like a nicely worked edge to me. Gorget is a good choice. Bannerstones in your area tend to have thicker edges as well, but banded slate isn't the most common material for a classic Wisconsin bannerstone.
              An actual gorget would be a life maker. If there's a chance this was one, who knows maybe there's the rest is near that same spot. When they cut the corn I'll have to get out there and rake that spot clean and get on my hands and knees.

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              • #9
                Nice to find out you have more than you thought . Good find.
                Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

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                • #10
                  Hoorah for you Pishtaka! It's been knocked around a bit but I would spend the rest of my life searching that area. Maybe someday,Kim
                  Knowledge is about how and where to find more Knowledge. Snyder County Pa.

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by Mattern View Post
                    Hoorah for you Pishtaka! It's been knocked around a bit but I would spend the rest of my life searching that area. Maybe someday,Kim
                    It's the only area I have permission for so far, so looks like I have no choice but to hit it forever!

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                    • Mattern
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                      Keep after it.
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