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    stone cup

    Found this stone cup.

    It's pretty wonderful.

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  2. #2
    us
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    Very Cool!
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    Oct 2014
    Oklahoma
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    Nice find. Congrats !
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    Mark #733

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    That one's very nice. Do you know what it's made of?
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    Pretty cool looking. What part of the country did you find it?
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    Nice find! Could have been a small mortar to grind up paint pigments or medicinal plants, roots, etc. Amazingly sometimes the new scanning microscopes can find small particles of what it had ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rege-PA View Post
    Nice find! Could have been a small mortar to grind up paint pigments or medicinal plants, roots, etc. Amazingly sometimes the new scanning microscopes can find small particles of what it had ground.
    I call it a cup or vessel but, of course, don't know it's true use.

    I doubt it was used to drink from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaRebel1861 View Post
    Pretty cool looking. What part of the country did you find it?
    Creek find in Napa, California.
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    Banjo Man

    May 2019
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    Material looks to be steatite. Nice find.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    That one's very nice. Do you know what it's made of?
    It's made from regular old creek stone, which I am embarrassed to admit, I can't precisely identify.

    Most bowl type mortars in Northern California are made from this type of rock that is the most common found in our creeks.

    I think maybe a limestone or some other sedimentary type.

    It's granular and easy to grind.

    It ranges in size from pebbles to large boulders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdog View Post
    Material looks to be steatite. Nice find.
    Really?

    I had thought steatite was more finely grained and not as common.

    But I just googled it and saw that steatite has a range of looks and some is very like this example.

    Now I wonder if I have a bunch of steatite artifacts...
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    the boss

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    Hard to beat a find like that!! Good job!
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  14. #14

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    Kamcha
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    mortar ...
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