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Skeletal Smoky Quartz from Ohio

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Digging through old Indian Debitage I find this!Guessing that this isn't a common thing to find in Ohio????alt text

asked Nov 26, 2014 by Flintman21 (960 points)

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I have never seen smoky quartz from Ohio. Probably isn't native since Ohio is mostly sedimentary, which is an unlikely environment for smoky quartz. What do you mean by "old indian derbitage"?

answered Nov 26, 2014 by hershel (46,480 points)
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Native and Paleo man mined Ohio for flint for thousands of years.... Debitage is their mining waste.... I know this is what we are digging through because I find hammer stones and flint cores etc.... The site I dig was at one time mined for flint.... I believe that this stone is native to Ohio because otherwise it would have had to have been brought in from who knows where.... I have found a lot more specimens than this one where I am digging.... some large some small... some tourmalated, some clear, but all concentrated in one area... I have spoken with a few people who say that they have not seen specimens like this come from the the state and they have been digging the same site for 20 or 30 years.... Ive guessed it is a rarity... So I'm just trying to figure out what exactly I have... I did speak with someone who is a geologist,and he has spoken with reasonable certainty that the matrix stone is flint, chert, quartz, and variations of other similar minerals...
and that's where I am at for the moment

answered Nov 26, 2014 by Flintman21 (960 points)
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From the min dat forum I hear it is Native Flint Ridge quartz, if anyone has any information they would like to share on the rarity of this find, how it was formed, or anything please share... I'll post a few more pics for everyone to see. also I'm told the inclusions may be geothite, and not tourmaline as I originally thought (rookie)! Anyhow thanks in advance!

answered Nov 28, 2014 by Flintman21 (960 points)
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answered Nov 28, 2014 by Flintman21 (960 points)
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answered Nov 28, 2014 by Flintman21 (960 points)
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answered Nov 28, 2014 by Flintman21 (960 points)
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answered Nov 28, 2014 by Flintman21 (960 points)
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I really am not sure what to make of these specimens, or if my story and assumptions are right... I'm going based on what I was told... so please any information, comments, or oooohs and ahhhhhs, please leave a comment!

answered Nov 28, 2014 by Flintman21 (960 points)
 


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