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    Big Metate

    The other day I was out looking for Quartz and came across a big Metate. I took a pic of it with me cell but cant upload from my cell. I was wondering what you would do if you found something like this? It was 3ft L and about 12 inches wide and about .75 thick made from Schist. It looked really heavy and I was down probably 100 ft from my truck on a rocky hill. No way I can carry that thing up that hill. I found it in the spot where I found this Pestle. It is made from the same type of stone as pictured. Now the Pestle is small to me compared to the Metate but I guess they could of used it. When I washed the Pestle it was covered in red clay and at the end the clay preserved the end where it was used and you can still see the berries stain they were crushing with it. This is the first and only Pestle I have ever found. I found it about 3 months ago. If you have any ideas as to what to do with the Metate as far as what would you do Id like to hear it.
    Thanks, rock
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    SOHIO and blindpig like this.
    Personal finds were on private property which I have permission to hunt.

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    Get a truck with a winch at the top and pull it up. Use a heavy duty mom chain strap so you don't damage the artifact then post pix when done. Good luck.
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    Good luck!As said in my other post my favorite one took me five trips a little at a time and still bout killed me.Anymore it would have to be real special to come home!
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    I packed several out balanced on the horn of my saddle. Yarding it out with a wench sounds like the best idea to me, the second best is get a couple of young bucks that need to prove how strong they are, then challenge them. Better yet, have a cute young girl come along, where she could praise them on how strong they are, that would have worked when I was young and dumb and full of testosterone. I worry about the video game boys now though, times they are changing.
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    Amen. My boy plays them but he spends 90 percent of the time outside runnin in the woods. He knows his stuff. His buddies are another story.

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    Well thanks for all the ideas. Next time I go maybe I can take my camera. Its hard to get to it and I have to climb over some bolders just to get to that spot. Doubt if I could ever get it out.
    Personal finds were on private property which I have permission to hunt.

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    Hay Rock ,.. every good ,. no GREAT point collection needs at lest one metate ,. just for balance .
    If on private property and have permission ,. try to get it .
    I've read all the responses above ,. all seem like they could work ,.. even SOHIO's has ,well,.. "possibilites"
    I now know ,. for a fact ,. BosnMate's idea work's . As on last Sunday I found a metate ,. It's more boulder then bowl ,by a long way ! Easy gett'n this one to the tailgate of the truck ,. found it in the middle of a ranch rd. Now, from the ground onto the tailgate ,WELL,.!! NOW,.!!! I did not know till tonight , that my own wife ,.. had played me !!,.. yeah , I'm not so young anymore ,.. still pretty dumb though . well , here's a pic of it ,. and I supose it does look nice in the wife's garden .
    That pestle ,. that is a nice find ,.. but need's a mate!!
    Go get them pic's of it ,. and the possable out route ,.
    Let's see ?? ...Blindpig
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    Use a hand-truck.
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    Well it will be hard cause it is at the bottom of a cliff. I have to go way left down a steep hill holding onto trees so I dont fall down the side of it then angle myself to the right about 200 ft to finally reach the bottom then climb over about 30 super size rocks and then the soil is littered with loose rock to finally get to the sand which is mixed with mud and travel a football length before I get to the spot. It is a workout just to get there without carrying a large rock. I dont even like taking hand size tools from that spot. I try to cherry pick the best looking quartz pieces laying around. A lot of brokes and not many wholes. Might of been a trash pit back in ancient times. Where they threw their scrapes and waste pieces. It is at the base of a 100 ft cliff. Every once in a while I find a good piece. Thanks, rock
    Personal finds were on private property which I have permission to hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rock
    Well it will be hard cause it is at the bottom of a cliff. I have to go way left down a steep hill holding onto trees so I dont fall down the side of it then angle myself to the right about 200 ft to finally reach the bottom then climb over about 30 super size rocks and then the soil is littered with loose rock to finally get to the sand which is mixed with mud and travel a football length before I get to the spot. It is a workout just to get there without carrying a large rock. I dont even like taking hand size tools from that spot. I try to cherry pick the best looking quartz pieces laying around. A lot of brokes and not many wholes. Might of been a trash pit back in ancient times. Where they threw their scrapes and waste pieces. It is at the base of a 100 ft cliff. Every once in a while I find a good piece. Thanks, rock
    Rock, I agree that some of them are so large that it would be a shame to move them. I know of two that would take a crane to move. In my opinion, they make good land marks for your hunting grounds. You will never lose your spot if those huge things are there.
    Their were so many fewer questions when stars were still just the holes to heaven

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    Quote Originally Posted by NC field hunter

    Rock, I agree that some of them are so large that it would be a shame to move them. I know of two that would take a crane to move. In my opinion, they make good land marks for your hunting grounds. You will never lose your spot if those huge things are there.


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    This one has been damaged, but it has 4 cupped out spots on it. One large one, and three the size in the pic.
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    Their were so many fewer questions when stars were still just the holes to heaven

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    Rock.. use the trees on the hill for leverage and tie off to the stone. Pull it up some...hammer a piece of wood into the side of the hill to set it on...... reset the rope on another tree...repeat. I've pulled gear up cliffs like that.

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    Joke all you want..
    It works. Haha ...hehe

    .I wasn't kidding

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    Through my humor or sarcasm, which ever you prefer, I was being honest. The one I posted above was a remarkable artifact at one time. Loggers ruined it. However, if it were at a cliff's bottom, that would be where you admired it. This one sat on flat ground and in perfect condition for thousands of years and never moved. Not trying to tic you off Gator, but to tie off to that would be like having a piano on your opposing end.
    Their were so many fewer questions when stars were still just the holes to heaven

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorBoy
    Guess he should call Batman then huh.
    That or wind up like the coyote, depending on the size of it. I'm not saying you can't pull rather large ones up, but some of them around here are permanent fixtures.
    Their were so many fewer questions when stars were still just the holes to heaven

 

 
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