Post By GatorBoy
Aug 01, 2012, 02:06 PM
does anyone know what type of material this is?
A broken point I found recently is a different material than I have seen. I love the jet black gloss. Wish it was whole. There is small bluish round specks inside. Could this be agatized wood?
Aug 01, 2012 02:06 PM
Aug 01, 2012, 02:25 PM
I found points like that when I was hunting in salt water for points, there were paleo points, I'm not saying this is a paleo point but I'm saying some points from the salt water came out like that
Last edited by julian faedo; Aug 01, 2012 at 03:13 PM.
Aug 01, 2012, 02:38 PM
I dunno,but I have found points made from it out west here.Volcanic of sort?
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Aug 01, 2012, 03:37 PM
It is from southeast central Fla. Middle archaic lagoon site. Well middle archaic so far.. Newman Marion and Putnam points.
Last edited by GatorBoy; Aug 01, 2012 at 03:43 PM.
Aug 02, 2012, 05:13 PM
Looks heat treated, or igneous, or both.
Aug 02, 2012, 05:43 PM
There was a lot of heat treating at this site. Thanks for the input
Aug 03, 2012, 06:35 AM
Aug 03, 2012, 07:05 AM
Hey good Mornin... ya know your probably right the black would explain why I don't see poylups just pinholes. This site has a lot of coral. Thanks I don't know why that never crossed my mind.
Aug 03, 2012, 03:40 PM
If those lighter (esp if bluish) spots are, or even are not, coral polyps, this could be a fine grained fossilized baybottom chert...or a ledge chert (between layers of sandstone/limerock). I've found saltwater does darken to that color, baybottom/chert/coral. And yep, especially paleo.
Here's a paleo baybottom clovis from a (now) saltwater site, hissbro co, fL. NOT MINE!!!! But know the finder and he sold it.
Aug 03, 2012, 03:51 PM
Wow.. that is sweet! I like the "now" that's some good info. It also makes me want to go there right now! Thanks again Tom. Up early tomorrow ... headed to peace river
Aug 03, 2012, 08:43 PM
yes to what Tom said, salt water does blacken the chert. All the flakes and points we find on some of our man made beaches on the west coast are blackish in color. Even the coral geodes I have found are blueish-black color.....Dean wishes he never sold that point,lol
Aug 03, 2012, 08:52 PM
Aug 03, 2012, 08:59 PM
Thanks guys I think you nailed it. I bet he is sorry for selling that!
Aug 03, 2012, 11:18 PM
he is and it is/was a beach find, numerous paleos and bolens have come off the beach here
Aug 03, 2012, 11:25 PM
Yes... knowing the historic geography it makes sence that there is likely a lot of submerged Paleo sites.
Aug 03, 2012, 11:32 PM
I bet it would be pretty interesting to dive around underwater springs on the gulf side as well.
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