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  • SD Yellow-Orange Quartzite Point

    Gary collected this beautiful quartzite from his ancient site in South Dakota. I have knapped four points from the rock and still have enough material for another twenty or so. Thanks again Gary.

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    I believe now that I am becoming more experienced, I would like to try some quartz, or quartzite, but I wouldn't even know where to begin. Kudos to you for knapping such a tough material, and knowing how to do it! Looks great!
    "The education of a man is never completed until he dies." Robert E. Lee


    • #3
      That is nice...I got an orient fishtail point. Missing the tip just like that. Cool color and nice job


      • #4
        What is it like knapping quartzite? Is it a tough material to work with? What is your favorite type of quartzite to knap? Is there a wide range of difficulty between different quartzite's?

        Forgot to mention, very nice job Ron, another beauty.
        Last edited by -=METACOM=-; 06-16-2019, 06:46 PM.


        • Ron Kelley
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          Thanks Mark, Some quartzite is near impossible to knap and some is easy. My favorite is the Tallahatta Quartzite that Johnny gave me. This beautiful quartzite is a challenge but not nearly as tough as some.