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  1. #1
    us
    Nov 2017
    Harrisville, MS
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    Ignorant

    I'm ashamed to say that I really know nothing about these, other than the facts that I found them all in Central Mississippi from different areas (mostly around the Pearl River), and that they are artifacts.

    I'm a member of the forum because I'm addicted to relic hunting, but I've had these for decades and always wondered if there was any significance to any of them.

    The last one is absolutely beautiful to me. With the red stone and the fracture of crystal. It glistens, but the pics don't do it justice.

    Any info that you kind folks could give would be much appreciated!Click image for larger version. 

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  2. #2
    us
    Mar 2017
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    The first few pieces look authentic. The last one I think is a fake gift shop item, but I could be wrong.

  3. #3
    us
    Oct 2011
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    Agree, there is no way the last one is authentic. The other two look nice though.
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  4. #4
    us
    Nov 2017
    Harrisville, MS
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    The last one was actually picked up by hand from the dirt in a field in Simpson county, MS.

  5. #5
    I agree that the last one is a modern fake. I met a guy that bought dozens of these at a local store and spread them on his field to let his grandkids find them. Maybe that is what happened with yours.
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    us
    Mar 2017
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtfishinMS View Post
    The last one was actually picked up by hand from the dirt in a field in Simpson county, MS.
    Nice! Like I said, It kind of looks like one of the fake ones you see in a gift shop. Did you find it?
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    us
    Mar 2017
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    It would help to see the backside.
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  8. #8
    us
    Nov 2017
    Harrisville, MS
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    I did find it. I'll post more/better pics when I get home later, but I've always loved this one and I hope it's not somehow a replica!
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  9. #9
    us
    Nov 2017
    Harrisville, MS
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    And, if I recall, the back side shows chip marks. I only photoed this side because I thought it was prettier. I'll post again later.
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    us
    Jan 2012
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    The last one is of the type often sold in gift shops, and I often see them at gem and mineral shows as well. But I differ from other opinions here in that I would not call it a fake. Fakes are made to deliberately deceive. They are often very well made and made to look like not only genuine points but rare points. Why? $$$, that's why! Your last one shown is really usually called a tourist point, because of the type of shops that sell them. They are not being made to fool collectors and cheat them out of money. Nor do they ever really fool experienced collectors. Unlike true fakes, which can, and often do, fool the unwary.

    I like the first three points you show, especially the first one. Don't let it get you too down!

  11. #11
    us
    Dec 2012
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    Here's a better view of the last one:

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  12. #12
    us
    I collect Artifacts and Vintage Collectibles and Rocks.

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    Yes more pics of the last one both sides and edges
    Personal finds were on private property which I have permission to hunt.
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  13. #13
    us
    Sep 2012
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    The last one does look fake but if that type of stone is found in the area that could make the difference. Since I have only lived in MS for 5 years I am not familiar with the different types of stone and rock in MS,


    I don't detect for the stuff I find, I detect for the stuff I haven't found.

    If I didn't find it I hope you did.


  14. #14
    us
    Nov 2017
    Harrisville, MS
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  15. #15
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    The last one is a truck stop souveneir.

 

 
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