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    Native American game piece?

    Greetings to all. I had a pretty good day today........found a few points along with a square stone about the size of a dice that has different etching on four of the sides. One side has 2 lines, another 3 lines, another has crossed lines and another what I would call a starburst. The top and bottom are blank. This stone was found in the same area as the points........a recently turned farm field about 50 yards from the Shenandoah River. So........does anyone know if game pieces/dice were used by Native Americans? Any input would be appreciated. Pictures of all are below. Best to all and thanks for your feedback.
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    Gun flint maybe.

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    Some nice finds , hard to tell what your mystery item is .... maybe some up close pics may help out
    I would rather see an authentic broken scraper posted than a G-10 Artifake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Relicgrubber View Post
    Gun flint maybe.
    Looks to thick and wrong material for gun flint
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    I would rather see an authentic broken scraper posted than a G-10 Artifake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by arrow86 View Post
    Looks to thick and wrong material for gun flint
    Agreed. It looks like coal or possibly cannel coal.
    Last edited by The Grim Reaper; Aug 14, 2019 at 07:50 PM.
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    I agree that it looks like cannel coal, which is lighter than stone..........nice artifact saves.

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    Your stone is a pyrite crystal known as "Devils Dice" because of their blocky shape. They are found in VA, so your location fits. Some appear to have a natural etching on some of the sides, which may be why some of your sides are un-etched.
    It may very well have been a game piece. Interesting find!

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    Rege-PA......I think you nailed it. I just did some image searches and its a virtual match to many on line images.......even with the etchings. Thanks for solving this one and thanks to the others who replied as well. Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rege-PA View Post
    Your stone is a pyrite crystal known as "Devils Dice" because of their blocky shape. They are found in VA, so your location fits. Some appear to have a natural etching on some of the sides, which may be why some of your sides are un-etched.
    It may very well have been a game piece. Interesting find!
    I learned something new, very cool info!
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    I have learned so much on this forum over the years from all of the postings......just glad I can give something back now and then.
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