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    Apparently not the first!

    I was getting some remaining cows out of the mountain pastures today and decided to scout a bit of mule deer country that I'd been meaning to look into. Found some nice bucks, but it looks like I may not have been the first hunter to have looked into this spot!
    And while I did have my own home rolled ammunition in my 25-35 in my scabbard, I believe this fella put a bit more time into his weapon, and I'll bet a lot more hinged on whether or not this was properly constructed.

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    Very nice piece! But I'm glad we don't have to rely on those for survival any more. But who knows what happens next?

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    Maybe in a 100 years someone will find a 25-35 shell casing there too.
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    My archaeologist buddy said she estimates this to be in the neighbourhood of 10,000 years old. Guessing the headstamp on my brass won't be legible when my leavings are this old!

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    i wonder if its a magnum or a plain jane?
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    Is that Obsidian?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    Is that Obsidian?
    Sure looks like it.
    Obsidian is a volcanic glass.
    Flint is a sedimentary rock and usually has other rock crystals in it and is kind of dull by comparison.
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    Obsidian is scary sharp when it cleaves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    Is that Obsidian?

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    Yes it is TBG.

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    That one looks like it takes the magnum primers ! Very nice find !

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    I would get that looked at more closely. You may have one of these.

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    Very cool find. Where is the closest location of an obsidian source? The ancient peoples sometimes traded over long distances.

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    Very nice, We only find flint around here.
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    That is a field point and most likely is obsidian the most original point I have recovered was a flint found in blue springs fl guess the guy missed what he was aiming at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldblinddog View Post
    I would get that looked at more closely. You may have one of these.

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    I agree. That's probably the tip of a paleo point. Very old.

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    Clovis point, my grandfather was an amateur arrowhead hunter. But he found a couple of Clovis points. Pottery shards up the yingyang.

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    Nice find. What part of the country are you located? How did you spot something as small as that?

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    Nice find. I found an old obsidian arrowhead when I was a kid playing baseball. Scooped up a grounder and it was in my glove. Put that with a silver certificate I had plus a lot of old silver coins. Seems my siblings found my stash and it somehow disappeared. I have always found archeology very interesting. Even have prehistoric shark teeth from Shark River in NJ that my son and I searched the river for till the Park Rangers said nope.

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    Could it be a scraper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by longcruise View Post
    Could it be a scraper?
    Looks to me like either a scraper or a skinner. Scrapers didn't have to be sharp.

    I have found several arrow points in Mexico. Most were obsidian.

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