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    Quote Originally Posted by 11KBP View Post
    Nice find, considering how hard that material is to flake it’s pretty well made.

    We don’t find many artifacts made of it in my region mainly because better materials were available. However when we do find an artifact made of it it’s generally in the form of a knife or a piece made into an expedient cutting tool.
    Interesting it made it that far west. For as hard as the material is to work, it sure holds an edge well. This still has very sharp edges and tip. I’ve found several pieces in this area, mostly the items you described. I do have a couple larger knives made from it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quito View Post
    Interesting it made it that far west. For as hard as the material is to work, it sure holds an edge well. This still has very sharp edges and tip. Iíve found several pieces in this area, mostly the items you described. I do have a couple larger knives made from it though.
    That is a fact; it does hold an edge well and is very durable.

    There are sizable outcrops of Bijou Hills Quartzite in Keya Paha County, Nebraska which is to the north of me. The large 7 inch biface in the below image was knapped about ten years ago by Bob Patton from a piece of Bijou Hills I picked up in Keya Paha County. The smaller, darker piece is a knife I found locally.
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