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    Quote Originally Posted by IMAUDIGGER View Post
    So without seeing my artifact in person, my dad had a couple different ideas.

    He felt like maybe the stone was deteriorating with age and that’s why it had such a rough appearance.
    All of the stone tools he has ever ran across were worked smooth and very hard like the ones presented thus far in this thread. Granite is somewhat easily obtainable around here, as are very hard river cobbles.

    He also brought up the idea that the green looking scratches could be transfer marks from a different softer rock. It does look kind of soft and almost chalky in contrast with the appearance of the rest of the tool. I would expect to see broken fractured rock, not smeared rock.

    I can’t quite tell without getting it into the sunlight with a magnifying glass. Something seems off.

    Your father beat me to it. I was thinking along those same lines and the possibility it was from exfoliation more than being left rough during manufacture.

    Jamus, those two Pestles are amazing. Nices finds my man!

    And Tdog, WOW!! That is an incredible piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    With that green color, is it heavy for its size? If that is the case it may have copper minerals i it. It'a cool piece for sure.
    Thanks Smokey. Those ARE all incredible artifacts that people have shared!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Grim Reaper View Post
    And Tdog, WOW!! That is an incredible piece.
    Thanks Steve. You probably have seen it before.

    Savant Banjo Picker

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    Heavily Pecked and Battered Pedestal

    Quote Originally Posted by southfork View Post
    Looks like a big meteorite ? that was used as a tool what a find that would be $
    Possibly a Hammer Stone. I do not see that it was pecked into shape, but the ends do look bashed.

    Weird rock though. It does have an Iron look to it. Have you tried putting a magnet on it?

    From what little I know about meteorites, they do not have bubbles or small holes like those. Volcanic rocks do.

    Itís an odd ball and interesting for sure.
    Last edited by MAMucker; Jul 03, 2020 at 07:19 AM.

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    Iím sure itís ego but I also get the most enjoyment over the finds others would have missed. The line between artifact and geofact is so fine itís probably unhealthy for the mind to try and follow it, but I still do. Thanks for trying to liven it up a little.

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    The context in which it was found is important.

    Had this been found along the shores of a lake or river, or walking across a farmers field, I would not be confident.
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    I just like to see people reminded a lot of this is opinion, even the experienced and knowledgeable cant agree.

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    I patted the rock down with a soapy sponge to get some of the clay out of the pores. It also took off some of the black coating.

    This is as much as I want to clean it.
    It does show that the material is a greenstone.
    I think the rusty look was mainly due to dirt.

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