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  1. #16
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    I agree, donít clean it! Congratulations!
    Iím a bit surprised that there hasnít been someone around who could verifying it !
    Does it look the same on the reverse?
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  2. #17
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    Grant Brandenburg

    Jan 2013
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    Awesome find. Rather mystical imo.

  3. #18
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    If it is Old Copper culture, then it is a banner find, IMHO. It would not be the most common design, after all. Even the more common styles of Old Copper culture points, when in exceptional condition, can be banner worthy. I should think the Finger Lakes are pretty east of the core area for the Old Copper culture, but certainly objects from that culture could have arrived in that area via trade.

  4. #19
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    Riverbum

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    Fingerlakes119
    From the history I've read concerning metal arrowheads found in the USA, the Western part had lots of them . Native Americans woulds find barrel staves hoops scattered along the trails going west in the 1800's and fashion arrowheads from those. Hard to find since those Barrel staves ( or other iron pieces) have long since corroded. Still, some do show up in folks private collections. I'd love to find one but alas, no luck after 50 + yrs. of collecting.
    T.C. and rock like this.

  5. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charl View Post
    If it is Old Copper culture, then it is a banner find, IMHO. It would not be the most common design, after all. Even the more common styles of Old Copper culture points, when in exceptional condition, can be banner worthy. I should think the Finger Lakes are pretty east of the core area for the Old Copper culture, but certainly objects from that culture could have arrived in that area via trade.
    Finger lakes are included in the ontario region of the "great lakes copper culture". You are right that it is probably the south eastern edge of that area where this stuff is more commonly found.

  6. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fingerlakes119 View Post
    I brushed away some of the dirt with a toothbrush last night. and its definitely copper, I did see some green and brown color under the caked dirt I removed. Also the conductivity and ferrous numbers on my Etrac indicated copper not lead. I am not so eager to clean this artifact. As with most metal detecting finds the worse thing you can do is to clean them. I'm considering donating this to a local museum. They can have it professionally cleaned if they wish.

    Fingerlakes119
    Yes! This thing deserves a place in a museum to be appreciated by many. Such a great piece of history.
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  7. #22
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    May 2011
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    I found a Copper Culture conical point in Pulaski, NY some years back. They have definitely been known to turn up.

    Here's a great text on them.

    https://archive.org/stream/metallici...ugoog_djvu.txt
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    2016 Totals:

    Silver Coins: 5
    Coppers: 5
    Colonial Silvers: 1
    Oldest Coin: 1652 Pine Tree Threepence
    Gold Coins: 0

  8. #23
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    May 2011
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    Also, Iím voting Banner on your point.

    Hereís the conical point I found in Pulaski.
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    2016 Totals:

    Silver Coins: 5
    Coppers: 5
    Colonial Silvers: 1
    Oldest Coin: 1652 Pine Tree Threepence
    Gold Coins: 0

  9. #24
    um
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    Super artifact save! Banner vote. WTG.
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  10. #25
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    Thanks for the info.

  11. #26

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    Quote Originally Posted by captain redbeard View Post
    WOW that is pretty incredible, I wondered if people found copper artifacts in these neck of the woods.
    Captain R.....if WE ever find one, YOU will be the first to know!
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  12. #27

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    I put in for banner as well, amazing piece of history
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  13. #28
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    Incredible find there!
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  14. #29
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    Looks like the real deal, but it may be a knife?
    We are in a hobby that is supported by losers!!

  15. #30
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    Old Tom Cat.

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    A "Mind Blasting Find" IMHO .
    &
    The fastest 'Banner' I have ever seen. LOL

    It's def, worthy to be seen by all who appreciate these things ASAP.
    WOW!
    As I am finding , In life we begin having the Blissful happiness & the Wonder & innocence of a Child, then fall Quickly, then spend the rest of our lives trying to reach that point where we began ,through Pleasure , Fame, & Materials but Only 'Through true faith in Jesus , can we find Prefect Happiness or true Meaning in our Short lives on this Beautiful Earth filled with both the Light of Pure goodness & The Darkness of Pure Evil. D.

    That Said, I judge No Man.
    Davers

 

 
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