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Getting real jealous of y'all's big beautiful pieces, I want some of my own!

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  • #16
    Well coy I have a few bigger than 3 inches but not many. I sure would of settled for a small anything today. Skunk
    NW Georgia

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    • #17
      This was part of your second post, and guessing pretty big (no quarter):
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      You ain’t got nuthin’ whine ‘bout, girl!!
      Digging in GA, ‘bout a mile from the Savannah River

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      • Coy
        Coy commented
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        Haha that's that Savannah River point that's big but crude (did I id it right?). It's 3.5" on the nose. I remember when I found that point, I found a musketball literally 5' away from it too! So of course I imagined an epic battle between Indians and settlers... of course now I know better! haha

        Yeah, maybe I should appreciate what I already got more. There's a life lesson in there somewhere...
        Last edited by Coy; 04-30-2021, 05:25 PM.

    • #18
      I'm startin to feel like a whiner haha

      I shoulds been more specific... most of the ones that I have around 2 or 3" are these lumpy, crude quartz points that are common around here, they don't really have shoulders or a nice base or fine workmanship or anything, they're just like someone had a pinky-finger sized piece of quartz and put an edge on it in about 5 minutes flat. Don't get me wrong it's always a jolt of dopamine to find anything at all, but they're... well they're crude and half the time they're this junky quartzite. I'd rather find a real artful 2" piece with color.

      Like that 3.2" one middle of the top in that picture of mine Cecilia posted above (and thanks btw for reminding me I should count my blessings instead of carping! Guess sometimes we need to be reminded haha)

      I guess I shouldn't carp, I got lots of places to look and find something more often than I don't, so I'm lucky for that.
      Last edited by Coy; 04-30-2021, 05:29 PM.
      Laurens County, SC

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      • Cecilia
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        Be glad not one of the guys, coz I have (lovingly) blasted them a time or two! I was rock collector who realized, way after found it, that my favorite milk white quartz kept in jewelry box was Bonham point, very, very, very old. I only find quartz (99%), and believe me, your lumpy dumpy pieces are beautiful!!
        Last edited by Cecilia; 04-30-2021, 07:22 PM.

      • Mailman
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        "dumpy lumpy" lmao

    • #19
      If it's any consolation, I feel your pain. Just my opinion, but I think you have to get below the Fall Line, or the Slate Belt, in SC to find colorful chert finds. Know some people who hunt Allendale, Barnwell, Walterboro, over towards Edisto and barrier islands and they have killer finds. River hunting in SC also can produce nice finds. I've read a book that states after the Archiac period, the NA migrated to coastal areas in SC following the waterways. But keep your eyes open because I have found a few chert finds and you really have to train your eyes not to always look for white (quartz) on the ground. I think the one exception to the Upstate vs. Low Country is York County. I've seen some killers from York County. Be grateful for those small quartz finds but I understand because in have flint envy😄
      South Carolina

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      • Cecilia
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        Amen!....flint envy....yep!

      • Coy
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        I think part of my problem is the white quartz they used stands out so much my eye's have probably gotten a bit lazy!

    • #20
      Probably my best “big” piece. 4+ inches. Bipointed leaf blade, Marblehead rhyolite.....

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      Rhode Island

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      • Cecilia
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        O, yeah! No shoulders, no ears, no waist, made outta rhyolite to boot! And what an Absolute Beauty !
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