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    Obsidian found in NC. Call me a fool!

    Today I was able to hit a strange field for awhile. I passed it with no intention of hunting. A mile later, I pulled a U. This field had more odd stones than any other I had seen. Stuff that just isn't normal. I actually found obsidian!!

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    It's unworked, but must trace back to native trade. Also a couple broken points.

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    Awesome! I think you deserve the 500 points you gave me plus 500 more! So Obsidian is not a native stone to NC?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPeaches View Post
    Awesome! I think you deserve the 500 points you gave me plus 500 more! So Obsidian is not a native stone to NC?
    No mam. Obsidian can only be found in two states on the east coast. Pennsylvania and Virginia. I'm dead on the VA. line. Obsidian is a natural glass formed when volcanic magma (think magma is correct) cools faster than normal. VA. Has two volcanoes that are dormant. I hope they aren't waking. Last summer, we had a small earth quake. The VA. Volcanoes were never mentioned, but who knows? Most have no clue that they exist. 200 points, just because I like you. Nice post!
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    Was that the earthquake that cracked some buildings in Washington DC? If it's the same one we felt the aftershocks at work...at that time I worked on the 3rd floor...was sitting yoga style at my desk and it felt like I was riding a wave...really strange. Hoping those volcanoes stay dormant too.

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    Nice finds NC field hunter!


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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPeaches View Post
    Was that the earthquake that cracked some buildings in Washington DC? If it's the same one we felt the aftershocks at work...at that time I worked on the 3rd floor...was sitting yoga style at my desk and it felt like I was riding a wave...really strange. Hoping those volcanoes stay dormant too.
    That was the one. I was working on a Hugh machine that is made of solid stainless. Highest grade 1 inch stainless steel. It shook the machine. Freaked me out pretty bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vpnavy View Post
    Nice finds NC field hunter!
    Thanks sir!
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    Doesn't surprise me, I once found Novaculite. I know the Indians traded lithics. Gets us thinkin'

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    see if a light will shine through it

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    Nice going NC field hunter.

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    Nice find. Now alls you have to do is find the point they made from it.
    Personal finds were on private property which I have permission to hunt.

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    Sorry to be that guy but it looks like a chunk of slag ( glass ) imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvwildman View Post
    see if a light will shine through it
    It's too thick. It is a block, and has no taper or thin part. Instead if translucency, it has more of the reflective properties of obsidian. I'm sure light would pass through it, if I knocked it in half diagonally. I may do that, since it has no artifact value, that I can tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rock View Post
    Nice find. Now alls you have to do is find the point they made from it.
    Lol! Rock, you sure that's not supposed to be flip flopped? Try to find a point made of this? Lol! Crazy rascal! Rascal... Don't think that's censored do you? Lol
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    Damn Rusty, nice work. Pretty amazing.

 

 
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