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  1. #1
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    Sep 2009
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    Unknown Rounded Rock And Possible Sharpening Slab. Need Help w/ ID.


    Hello,

    I have a few rocks I had found that appeared to be quite unique to my untrained eyes. The first one is a molded round rock with a 3/4" hole in the middle. The rock itself is just under 3" in diameter and 2" in height. It appears to have some traces calcite and it has a grain type of feel on the bottom. . You can see where it was held from the darker rings around the band.

    The second rock has a sandstone outer shell over a brown flint. It is ergonomically perfect to be held while the indention that shows the flint might have been used as some kind of sharpening stone?? It is almost 5" on the long side and 4" across the other side and 1.75" in height.

    Finally could someone, anyone, please tell me if the final two pictures are a hand axe? I have found more than a few similar pieces. Some can be rather thick while others are pretty thin like this one. What struck me as being odd was the perfect condition of the bare flint opposite the cortex side. This is also ergonomically perfect in your hand. If I had to guess I would think this may be a preform that was intended to become an axe. I only say this because the pristine nature of the flint on the underside.

    As always thank you very, very much for your help!! Happy hunting!!

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    Re: Unknown Rounded Rock And Possible Sharpening Slab. Need Help w/ ID.

    The first peice is odd, looks like concrete to me??the second peice looks like a rock,and the third could be a chopper/crude knife.im sure the experts will chime in with a better explanation.
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    Re: Unknown Rounded Rock And Possible Sharpening Slab. Need Help w/ ID.

    Quote Originally Posted by creek astronaut
    The first peice is odd, looks like concrete to me??the second peice looks like a rock,and the third could be a chopper/crude knife.im sure the experts will chime in with a better explanation.
    I think ya nailed it....The last one is a good quick tool! nice flint
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    Jan 2009
    Huntsville. Al
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    Re: Unknown Rounded Rock And Possible Sharpening Slab. Need Help w/ ID.

    1st one is a piece of concrete, second looks like sandstone with part of a fossil tree limb & the last is nice chert tool

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    Re: Unknown Rounded Rock And Possible Sharpening Slab. Need Help w/ ID.

    Last two pictures look really good. Axe/choppers. Good looking material Nigel
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    Dec 2008
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    Re: Unknown Rounded Rock And Possible Sharpening Slab. Need Help w/ ID.

    Hey Nigel I live in NorthEast Austin and I usually find my rocks in walnutcreek/park,but my new favorite place to find interesting rocks is out in Manor,TX. ,out at their huge park out on Old Blake Manor rd.just east of their downtown,they have a beautiful 18 hole Disc golf course out there with a usually dry creek bed with some of the most interesting rocks I've seen.Check it out sometime.

 

 

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