Looks like dried pond scum. Nice find. Still nice and pointed.
I think it’s some type of calcification. Caliche it may be called?
It could be.Looks like dried pond scum. Nice find. Still nice and pointed.
I believe so. I’ve been looking through overstreet and it looks most similar to a Cougar Mountain. This seems out of the area though. Definitely local material.
I picked at it a bit and some came off pretty easily. I’m guessing it’s from partially sitting in water.
Definitely Franciscan chert. It was only about 15 miles from Ano Nuevo where it was found. It doesn’t have an apiculate which is a defining feature of Ano Nuevo. Shoulders are more centered and defined as well.Very nice Ano Nuevo Long Stem Maybe Franciscan chert? you are ground zero for the type
No grinding on the base. No apiculate tip as per Ano Nuevo type. Shoulders are more defined and pushed to the middle of the point, rather than justified to the upper 1/3. Franciscan chert. It appears to be like a Cougar Mountain but is obviously out of range. Paleo pieces have been found at sites just a few miles inland. Earlier archaeological papers showed finds of Lake Mojave types in the area as well. Those papers only dated those as being approximately 6,000BP.An awesome find! If you were a little more towards the Great Basin I'd assume a paleo WST, but being coastal there are a couple of options. Ano Nuevo is a good call, maybe a Copsey, or flip it upside down and call it an Excelsior. (Any grinding?)
Franciscan or maybe Monterey chert.