Posts Tagged With: nevada rockhound

White petrified wood point

I bought this piece of rock at the maple ridge rock club. It’s a great slab of some even better material. I think it may be opalised wood from Nevada. It’s the only place that I’ve ever seen a stone like that come from. If I had to guess I would say it came from McDermit nevada.

This one’s for sale here, if you’re interested: it’s 35 bucks

http://www.flintknappers.com/detail.php?pid=MTQ3MDc%3D

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Sandy bottom point

There’s some nice swirl in this one. It’s also one of the first where my parallel oblique flaking started to show through. I’m still not that great at making that flake pattern but with each point I get better.  The bottom of this point looks like some sort of poorly silicified dirt or sand  and it knapped like that too, although it was surprisingly brittle. It sure makes for an interesting point though.

While knapping this rock, she was giving off a putrid smell of petrol, i guess we can call it western stink rock. Eastern stink rock is the infamous Onondaga chert. one of these days ill knap out a point made of Onondaga for you guys and gals.

Thanks for looking!

Thanks for looking guys, and check out my youtube series shutupandknap. this week’s video series started uploading on thursday.

Have a good one!

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Day 8.. the White Gold’ Scotty.

Well, 4 more days until my birthday… 20 years. Hmm it doesn’t seem like 20 years does it. 1992… I’m approaching my fourth year knapping also. Could it be that I started flintknapping at 16? No, not quite… I’m approaching my third year flintknapping.

Here’s one of my first posts on paleoplanet… http://paleoplanet69529.yuku.com/topic/30730/a-point-i-made-this-morning#.T1XEUCNNCYA

Aaaaah good times.

Speaking of good times, two years ago (almost to the day), my mom, sister and I made our way down to the grand canyon during spring break. It was bitterly cold in the high altitudes of northern Arizona. We had snow almost every day, but it made for some amazing photographs of the canyon. On our way back we snaked through Nevada and Oregon. In a little pseudo-ghost town known for its mean cops and their tendency to ride your ass so that you have to speed in order to avoid a collision, I found this piece of rock. It’s a form of white chert from Goldfield Nevada. Little did I know, right close to that town is some of the most amazing jasper in the world. It was given the ingenious name of “Goldfield jasper”… oh well, I guess flintknappers aren’t the most creative bunch? haha

Anyways… here’s the point that I made out of the rock. It’s like a scottsbluff, but a little stubbier. Let me know if you have a better name for it. Until then it’s the “white Goldfield Scottsbluff”

 

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