Missouri Rhyolite

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Missouri Rhyolite

BrewerMo
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April 18th, 2018, 2:08 am #1

So.... I finally cabbaged up a little Rhyolite to work threw. Not sure the quality yet but I did hit a few spalls off with a hammerstone, and it hit back...😲
This stuff might knock me out of commission.😁

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April 18th, 2018, 1:29 pm #2

Looks gnarly, but the points will be cool. What does “cabbaged” mean?


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April 18th, 2018, 7:43 pm #3

That stuff doesn't look friendly. It'll have a lot of character though if it cooperates with you.
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freeze cracked
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April 18th, 2018, 8:33 pm #4

i have worked "good" rhyolite. that isn't. cabbage it back down.
i dream of a better world in which chickens can cross roads without having their motives questioned.
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April 18th, 2018, 9:11 pm #5

I will turn it into pothole fill if nothing else.  ..😁 I don't think I can get my money back.
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April 20th, 2018, 4:55 pm #6

man that's gnarly looking.
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April 23rd, 2018, 5:12 pm #7

That really is some knarly stuff but if you can get anything out of it they will be some really primal looking points!
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June 14th, 2018, 1:30 am #8

So...It's not much of a point but, I did manage something finally. I was hoping for a small Dalton from this piece but it wasn't happening.images upload
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June 14th, 2018, 1:31 am #9

Sorry about multiple pictures... Trying to get a feel for my new phone...
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June 14th, 2018, 2:19 am #10

You're a braver man than I
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June 14th, 2018, 2:55 am #11

Lol, I have been interested in this stuff ever since I held a Clovis base made from it. I have only found a handful of artifacts made from our Rhyolite but last weekend at a local rock swap I was gifted this Etley base. They are my favorite type from my area.😁photo share
Now I want to make a whole one.....lol
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June 14th, 2018, 10:52 pm #12

amazing job considering the material. from my understanding, the "grain" size of stuff like that is based on how slowly it cooled, so perhaps if you seek out the sources of the stuff and test hit a bunch, you'll eventually find a piece or three that are just better than others as a result of slightly different composition and/or cooling. i've worked rhyolite from a couple of different places out west but it was finer grained.
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June 16th, 2018, 2:22 am #13

That looks like a pretty rough grade even by North Carolina standards but I like the looks of it. Have you tried wood billets on any of it?



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June 16th, 2018, 11:58 am #14

Where I live in SE Missouri most of the points ya find are made of rhyolite, there is some that is very fine grained and not as tuff to work, what you have looks to be some of the tougher stuff. so good job. 
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