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    Obsidian from my grandfather's rock garden.
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  • #2
    Nice job! I wish we had obsidian here. It’s one of my favs to see when others post.
    South Carolina

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    • Narrow Way Knapper
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      Yeah, it's a bummer that we don't have any, but I do like looking at quartz. I would like to learn how to knapp it better.
      Last edited by Narrow Way Knapper; 09-19-2021, 07:30 PM.

    • Cecilia
      Cecilia commented
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      Technically, when flake comes off in chunk as Quartz does, called “wedging”.

  • #3
    Yum yum , that’s a beauty, nice basel thinning knapper😊
    Floridaboy.

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    • #4
      I obsidian too, ever since dug up those 5 little spalls (confirmed 5 outta 6 obsidian with amateur scratch and streak tests). I can’t remember if ever shared my theory how got my backyard: the last People who lived here were the Yuchis (aka Ugee or Euchee) and the Kiokees, who settled along the western bank of the Savannah River (where I live). They were renamed parts of the Muscogees (later, Creeks), who apparently been driven from the Red River area of the American Southwest by neighboring hostiles. Perhaps these little obsidian spalls traveled with them!

      Narrow, I’ll work on lil’ Obsidian song for us to sing…
      Digging in GA, ‘bout a mile from the Savannah River

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      • Narrow Way Knapper
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        That's really neat. Did you ever post pictures of them?

      • Hal Gorges
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        That’s a big mouthful of history there Sis...hafta go do research..Thank ya🙂

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      Far 1st left not obsidian: Click image for larger version

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      Digging in GA, ‘bout a mile from the Savannah River

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      • #6
        Hey Caleb, Good work. Way to go!
        Michigan Yooper
        If You Don’t Stand for Something, You’ll Fall for Anything

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        • #7
          Thats a nice point knapper.....great work u did on that point.....yes obsidian is pretty cool, but rare for my area......in fact, i dont have any finds from my area knapped from obsidian.....its be special for sure if i found one.......chances are id find a broke point made from it if i did😀
          Benny / Western Highland Rim / Tennessee

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          • Narrow Way Knapper
            Narrow Way Knapper commented
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            It would blow my mind if I found obsidian in my area. Tennessee does have some interesting lithics though.

        • #8
          Awesome point. Every time I work with a different material type, then go back to obsidian I always think " I REALLY love obsidian" lol!!

          Ive got some raw nethers and tried working a piece of it the other day, was like trying to wrestle an alligator compared to the obsidian I had been working.

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          • Narrow Way Knapper
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            Yeah, sometimes obsidian works so easy that I feel like I'm peeling a potato.

        • #9
          Very nice .

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          • #10
            good looking point , well done .
            Wyoming

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            • #11
              Nice point!!
              SW Connecticut

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