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Online Outbackbob48

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Snowflake Obsidian
« on: January 13, 2019, 07:17:39 pm »
Here is a small point I made with hammerstone and antler. Snowflake Obsidian

Offline Hawkdancer

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Re: Snowflake Obsidian
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2019, 07:23:20 pm »
Real nice!  I like that pattern.
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Re: Snowflake Obsidian
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2019, 07:37:40 pm »
Hawk, its ash mixed thru the obsidian and can be a pain to knap due to hard and soft spots mix.  Bob

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Re: Snowflake Obsidian
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 02:00:38 am »
That's a nice sized point Outback. Interesting material to.
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Re: Snowflake Obsidian
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 03:19:53 am »
Looks like a good one. I like to play with it also but it is a challenge.

Offline YosemiteBen

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Re: Snowflake Obsidian
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 03:48:11 pm »
OK - one more time - Snowflake obsidian does NOT have ash pockets. It DOES have a mineral called cristobalite in the glass matrix. Either way it is a pain in the butt to knap. The point looks good. If I was at work I could post a pick of one I made years ago from a small slab which is the best way to knap TRUE snow flake obs.

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Re: Snowflake Obsidian
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 04:19:22 pm »
Ben , thanks for the info on the snowflake, learned something new today. Like ya say can be a pain to knap. Bob

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Re: Snowflake Obsidian
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 05:13:05 pm »
Interesting

 Ben made me look that one up. I always thought it was ash pockets also.

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Re: Snowflake Obsidian
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 08:54:40 pm »
Hee! Hee!   >:D cI didn't know what the heck it was!  Other than cool!  Thanks for the info!
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Re: Snowflake Obsidian
« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2019, 08:29:07 am »
Bob forgive me but you need to post anything that includes the letters snow more in the summertime.  This time of year we should be posting volcanic material and rock right out of heat treatment. Real nice point btw. (=) (=) (=)
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Re: Snowflake Obsidian
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2019, 08:57:56 am »
Nice point there Bob, you must like it lots more than I do. Must be the only rock you had that wasn't frozen to the ground. stay warm (S)
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Re: Snowflake Obsidian
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2019, 07:50:22 pm »
That might not be a rock for a new guy! 
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Re: Snowflake Obsidian
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2019, 04:29:37 am »
Hawk,  don't worry about Roger he can make a point out of a pc of mud and make it real purty. Bob

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Re: Snowflake Obsidian
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2019, 04:34:39 pm »
Dandy point, I have not had any luck working snowflake...yet. John

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Re: Snowflake Obsidian
« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2019, 03:52:43 am »
It hardly ever snows here and I've never worked snowflake obsidian but all the rain we been getting would surely wash all that  ash, uh I mean  cristobalite right out of it and make it soggy.

You did a good job with the ol hammerstone and antler tools on it.