Anyone know about rocks and/or stone artifacts? UPDATE PHOTOS

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by TammyTX, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    I have two rocks in particular that I'm trying to identify. I believe one may be a "worry stone". It's flat and shiny on both sides almost polished. The other I believe may also be a worry stone but not flat...there is the slightest wear and the rock is shiny in those areas. The larger is heavy for it's size and is matte black with red/caramel colored stones embedded in it like candy.

    Oh if it helps I have found several other artifacts like round stone game ball, spear head, hammer stones, etc.

    Here are the photos:

    Red/black rock:
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    Here is the black with white-ish bands:
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    Please don't move this to the hobby section! [​IMG]
     
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  2. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    I can try to help. I am a geologist; however, I know VERY little about archeology since that is not my field. [​IMG] I can try to help with rocks...not so much on artifacts. [​IMG]
     
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  3. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    Great! If I could find out the type of rock I could do some research.

    I'll get the photos. The black/red rock is pretty cool.
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Post pics for the rock hounds here!

    10-1 that red and black is red jasper.
     
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  5. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

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    Quote:Post pics for the rock hounds here!

    10-1 that red and black is red jasper.

    That's what I was thinking it might be too.
     
  6. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
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    Also, let me know where you got the rocks. That may help with the identification. [​IMG]
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:That red jasper is all over the Mojave. My boss has a large piece polished for a paperweight. All of us at work are rock hounds.

    Look at my latest find:

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  8. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay, I updated with photos.

    You can see both rocks are smooth to a shine in some spots.

    I think Jasper was used to make worry stones so that would make sense.

    So what do y'all think?

    Opps! Forgot to add....they were found in South Central Texas, just east of Austin in Bastrop County.
     
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  9. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Not red jasper in the first photo. The second one is niggling my brain right now, so I defer to Shelby for identification. She is the expert, I am simply a fan. The second one is pretty!

    Shelby - the second one - rough jade?
     
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  10. TammyTX

    TammyTX Overrun With Chickens

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    We have a lot of Flint and Quarts (Rose) around here but the second one kinda looks like marble...

    The first one is unusual looking....like someone's dog got into the Halloween candy!
     

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