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It is nice to see the rains have gone. I finally got to dig for the morning and found some goodies. I am heading to Rolands this weekend so if anyone is interested in going give me a holler. Great weather is forecasted for the Nueces.
The site. Lots of clams, snails and all sorts of stuff.
I pulled out a couple early, a nice Bulverde and Perd.
The Bulverde in Situ.
This great San Gabriel popped out, until I figured out a Great White took a bite out of it.
The days catch... And of course my day would never be complete without finding another Mano.
Dont you ever find any broken Manos ?
Good finds,interesting to see different dig areas. Bit unusual looking soil conditions, no black fire
rock smattered dirt to be seen. !
What are you doing with all your Manos ?. . . In a super deep frame moved around with a refrigerator hand
I have only the finest of Manos, and when I head to Rolands this weekend, I hope to accent my collection with some fine scrapers. I will bring the hand truck.
That is the little camp 50 yards north of my house. It goes all the way to the bridge. The Lampasas River is to the right of the picture. I told Michelle about it. Dwain digs there and likes the sign in it. Not much fire rock but some real killers have came out of it. One was a completly clear Angostura. One was an G10 6" Carrizo and a 7" Museum Friday Blade.
And I will add that Bill is a most gracious person to let the old guy come out and scratch around. I have said a prayer for his Backhoe's recovery ! Thanks Bill.
Hal- Good evening. Although I am often made fun of, I have a great collection of Manos, paint bowls and scrapers. And they dont reside in my garden plot with the potatoes. Points are great but if you're looking for camp history, flint tools are cool. I have two shelves of them and each have a history. Thats why I am heading to Rolands on Friday, I am interested in the "industrial" stuff. Kerrs, rootbeer scrapers and points if they happen to come along. You should come.
rgs had posted this link last year on Topaz points.
http://arrowheadology.com/texas-topaz-true-gemstone-points/. Yep, clear ones are out there, just rare.
I hadn't found one yet, shucks.
Ach so, now I know roughly where your at, The old digging BEHIND the camera was 17 feet deeper !
Idaho. . . . I'm invited out to the huge " 40TH BIRTHDAYFEST " dig at TJ's this Sunday. It's a once in a lifetime event !
I'm bringing a picture of the birthday child as She will still be in the recovery room til Tuesday
Sounds like a blast. I will be at Shoepeg as well on Sunday just not all day. Saturday at Rolands to warm up. I will be sore for weeks
Hal the Angostura was made from CLEAR quartz. I sold it a few years ago to Shannon Graham at Texas Points.
I am going to email him and get a picture with Dwains COA to post.
What do fire rocks look like? I know what they are.. where native americans burned the rocks.. but I am having difficulty distinguishing..
Ida, Reason I was asking about your Mano collection is that most wind up lining the tomato section of the garden. .. . . A real shame as even though they dont have the delicate long Barbs we all love, they are a genuine treasure. Matter of fact, If your holding a Mano with the well worn flats on both sides, and the ends pecked round for comfortable hand holding. . . One can imaging the HOURS the original owner spent with that kitchen appliance. By Comparison
One of those ultra thin Montells has ZERO history...
The knapper must have finished knapping and carefully laid it aside so it wouldn't get damaged !
So how would you display blocks of rocks. Here's a pic I'm calling back from a few years ago when the
subject first came up. Get a $2.00 WOVEN leather belt from a thrift shop. Fashion cradles from coat hanger wire. Drive a spike in the wall