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Old 07-19-2021, 10:17 AM
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True surface find over the weekend. Don't know much about Indian points but I think this is a beauty!
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Old 07-19-2021, 12:23 PM
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Very very cool, have a few similar from northern VA as well!
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Old 07-19-2021, 02:22 PM
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It sure is a nice one!

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Old 07-19-2021, 05:47 PM
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Thatís a nice one, white quartz is not common in my area of NY. Always wanted to find a whitey....
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Old 07-19-2021, 10:27 PM
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It sure is a beauty! Great find!

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Old 07-22-2021, 01:25 PM
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Beauty indeed! White quartz is hard to work into shape like that, so this is not a very common find.
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Old 07-22-2021, 02:06 PM
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Definitely one to be proud of, it is a beauty!

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Old 07-22-2021, 02:39 PM
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I think it is a real Arrow Indian Point for that size, really neat
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Old 07-22-2021, 10:23 PM
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Beautiful find, congrats!

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Old 07-22-2021, 11:17 PM
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Around here we call that material sugar quartz. Nice little point I've found a bunch made from that material.

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Old 07-23-2021, 09:03 AM
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There is a lot of quartz points like that in this area. It is a nice one!

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Old 07-23-2021, 10:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Foragist View post
Beauty indeed! White quartz is hard to work into shape like that, so this is not a very common find.
I think I might have to disagree just somewhat! The white quartz may be hard to work, but I think it must depend on your location, as to how common it isÖ.I do some work at an archaeology dig. Although Indian artifacts are not the focus of the dig, we have found numerous points almost exactly like this one. Also many other quartz points. If I had to guess how many total, I would say, at least well into the 100ís. Maybe more. Here is a couple of pictures of the latest ones fresh out of the ground just a few days ago.
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Oh wow! Couple nice "fresh" ones there! You dig that many points, and it's not even the primary focus of the dig? That's pretty awesome.
Thanks for the info on the commonality of quartz points. I was thinking on general terms of surface-found points being flint, obsidian, etc. more often than quartz, but location seems to be a bigger factor than I was thinking.
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Oh wow! Couple nice "fresh" ones there! You dig that many points, and it's not even the primary focus of the dig? That's pretty awesome.
Thanks for the info on the commonality of quartz points. I was thinking on general terms of surface-found points being flint, obsidian, etc. more often than quartz, but location seems to be a bigger factor than I was thinking.
It all depends on if they had locally a decent material available. And substandard material can often be made better to work if it is heatedÖin a fire. Locally the Arkansas Novaculite is an abundant material, but for ease of workability it must have been fired. There are local paleo quarries in the area around Hot Springs National Park.

The novaculite stone has a decent conchoidal fracture, but the workability is made better with heating. The novaculite was widely traded, Hot Springs being at the intersection of several trade routes.

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Old 11-03-2021, 04:06 PM
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Still waiting for my first, congrats on a nice one!

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Old 11-03-2021, 07:05 PM
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I'm jealous! I still have never found one with all the ground searching I've done all these years.

I see 'em a lot at auctions, but IDK how to tell the fakes.

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Old 11-04-2021, 12:47 AM
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That's a nice looking arrow head!

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Awesome find, I found one and it was on surface on the beach
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Thatís one of the most interesting dimensioned heads Iíve ever seen.
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