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oldmxrat

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Went to a spot I haven't been to in awhile. It's a long drive and most of the area that used to be open sand is now covered in cheat grass. I got lucky though, as these were exposed in the small area that hasn't grown in yet.
I didn't have much hope when I saw the 'mahogany obsidian' point in the sand, but was pleasantly surprised when I picked it up. I've only found a handful of mahogany points over the years so always a treat when they show up. The color comes from hematite or magnetite in the obsidian.
I love the fine tip on the Eastgate. The serrated one would have been nice had it not been cow stomped.

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I didn't even bother to pick up the broken white one, I've got jars full of those.

Happy hunting all!
 

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KSDirtfisher77

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Went to a spot I haven't been to in awhile. It's a long drive and most of the area that used to be open sand is now covered in cheat grass. I got lucky though, as these were exposed in the small area that hasn't grown in yet.
I didn't have much hope when I saw the 'mahogany obsidian' point in the sand, but was pleasantly surprised when I picked it up. I've only found a handful of mahogany points over the years so always a treat when they show up. The color comes from hematite or magnetite in the obsidian.
I love the fine tip on the Eastgate. The serrated one would have been nice had it not been cow stomped.

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I didn't even bother to pick up the broken white one, I've got jars full of those.

Happy hunting all!
Nice hunt & finds, would you mind me asking what state. Thanks for sharing.
 

TomW244

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Florida
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Went to a spot I haven't been to in awhile. It's a long drive and most of the area that used to be open sand is now covered in cheat grass. I got lucky though, as these were exposed in the small area that hasn't grown in yet.
I didn't have much hope when I saw the 'mahogany obsidian' point in the sand, but was pleasantly surprised when I picked it up. I've only found a handful of mahogany points over the years so always a treat when they show up. The color comes from hematite or magnetite in the obsidian.
I love the fine tip on the Eastgate. The serrated one would have been nice had it not been cow stomped.

View attachment 2051557

I didn't even bother to pick up the broken white one, I've got jars full of those.

Happy hunting all!
What terrific finds! Well done on recovering some amazing history!
 

Digger RJ

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Went to a spot I haven't been to in awhile. It's a long drive and most of the area that used to be open sand is now covered in cheat grass. I got lucky though, as these were exposed in the small area that hasn't grown in yet.
I didn't have much hope when I saw the 'mahogany obsidian' point in the sand, but was pleasantly surprised when I picked it up. I've only found a handful of mahogany points over the years so always a treat when they show up. The color comes from hematite or magnetite in the obsidian.
I love the fine tip on the Eastgate. The serrated one would have been nice had it not been cow stomped.

View attachment 2051557

I didn't even bother to pick up the broken white one, I've got jars full of those.

Happy hunting all!
Very Cool!!! Congrats!!!
 

Scrounge Wanderer

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Jan 1, 2022
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Went to a spot I haven't been to in awhile. It's a long drive and most of the area that used to be open sand is now covered in cheat grass. I got lucky though, as these were exposed in the small area that hasn't grown in yet.
I didn't have much hope when I saw the 'mahogany obsidian' point in the sand, but was pleasantly surprised when I picked it up. I've only found a handful of mahogany points over the years so always a treat when they show up. The color comes from hematite or magnetite in the obsidian.
I love the fine tip on the Eastgate. The serrated one would have been nice had it not been cow stomped.

View attachment 2051557

I didn't even bother to pick up the broken white one, I've got jars full of those.

Happy hunting all!
wow you kill it on native makes me want to get a kayak and just float the potomac when the water is clear and look for algonkian stuff...well done!
 

unclemac

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keep your eye on that spot! When the cheat grass burns (and it will sometime) (grass-o-leen), go back and hunt again. I was at a cousins spread in NV a few years back after a burn and walking her acreage was like walking across the parking lot at Walmart... No exageration, it was like walking across acres of blacktop, EVERYTHING that was on the surface popped out like daisies in the lawn, you couldn't miss them.
 
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oldmxrat

oldmxrat

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So so nice
I’m still looking for my first
Well Done and Congratulations
Thanks Bill, I wouldn't even know where to start looking over there. I'm sure they're there somewhere though...
 
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oldmxrat

oldmxrat

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Reno Nevada in the summer, Las Vegas in the winter
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All Treasure Hunting
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Thanks, I'll bet there's some nice ones in that river!
wow you kill it on native makes me want to get a kayak and just float the potomac when the water is clear and look for algonkian stuff...well d
 
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oldmxrat

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Reno Nevada in the summer, Las Vegas in the winter
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All Treasure Hunting
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That mahogany obsidian is one sweet looking point.
Congrats on getting some keepers.
Thanks Pepper! Most of the mahogany ones I find are broken for some reason.
 
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oldmxrat

oldmxrat

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Reno Nevada in the summer, Las Vegas in the winter
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Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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keep your eye on that spot! When the cheat grass burns (and it will sometime) (grass-o-leen), go back and hunt again. I was at a cousins spread in NV a few years back after a burn and walking her acreage was like walking across the parking lot at Walmart... No exageration, it was like walking across acres of blacktop, EVERYTHING that was on the surface popped out like daisies in the lawn, you couldn't miss them.
I'll be hoping for it! People have been target shooting regularly less than 200 yards away, so it may happen!
 

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