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  1. #1
    May 2019
    Central New York State
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    Relic Hunting

    Central New York artifacts...and questions

    Here are 3 small Riker's cases with my finds from this year, from one specific field. It's pretty hard hunting up here compared with some other places, (I'm looking at you, Texas), but it sure is fun and rewarding. The other photos are close-ups of my favs from the cases...a scraper made from the most gorgeous black chert - everything up here is Onondaga Chert, in various shades of gray, but this black stuff pops up from time to time...Experts - is it also Onondaga? The quarter-circle piece is an ulu fragment - chipped, not ground - with a curious smooth section...is this from use?
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  2. #2
    May 2014
    Eastern Shore Maryland
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
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    Nice finds , the black looks like flint
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    I would rather see an authentic broken scraper posted than a G-10 Artifake!

  3. #3
    I was going to ask you about my new pieces. I think it is. I am not sure, however.

  4. #4
    Jan 2011
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    The dark rock may be Cochocton . Nice finds with a nice mix of materials.
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    Nov 2017
    Cayuga County NY
    396 times
    Relic Hunting
    First Riker Case, lower left piece: looks like 'calciferous chert'....or chert with high calcium carbonate component. This looks like the same material I have handled in a couple celts on display at Audubon-Savannah. Acidic soil conditions over thousands of years partially dissolves the calcium carbonate, leaving an artifact that feels unnaturally light weight.

    Nice collection. There's more out there.....

  6. #6
    Mar 2018
    Todds Point, IL
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    Metal Detecting
    I have a point made by a NY knapper that is black and marked "Esopus chert". I believe it is NY material but not positive. Gary
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