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    Big Holla's Rock Hounding Thread

    It's a form of hunting for us and something we all look forward to doing when we get down to Ohio. Rock hounding has been something I was able to do since I was a little kid down there in the stream on our farm. We have many years of finding things such as fossils, neat stones, petrified wood and even a couple of Indian arrowheads. I am so glad that we are able to share this place with my kids and hopefully their kids for years to come.

    As a tribute to the man that got me hooked on the search for the coolest rock, here is my dad as we enjoyed some time on the stream this past June. There he is holding one of our treasures, another piece of petrified wood.





    Back in the late winter of this year my wife and I and our two kids, Jenna and Allen, were able to enjoy some of that time on the stream as well. Kids being just what they should be....kids! Great to get away from the crazy softball schedule for my daughter and the video games for my son!!



    I hope to add to this post on every trip we make so hopefully it will become an interesting one for you all to enjoy!!
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    This stone has me baffled. It has a perfect hole through it that actually resembles threads. I believe it is a piece of flint type material with a softer stone on the edges, including the place the hole is located. Looking at many examples of Indian artifacts on the internet most holes are not this perfect. It just doesn't make much sense what could have caused it and have that rock be 1/3 of a mile from any house or road and smack dab in the middle of where we have found Indian arrowheads before. If you have any ideas please post up your comments!!







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    The next rock I found did not 'fit' with our stream and is also baffling me as well. It has scrapes on it in uniform lines and even a bevel on the one end that seems to fit a finger or perhaps a thumb. Very hard rock I believe but just not sure what to make of it. Perhaps for napping flint?? Again, this was found right in the area we have found arrowheads before.











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    Here is one of the best fossil rocks I have found in a while. Actually appears to still have some of the shell in there.





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    Really neat finds Chuck, can't help ya out on any of them though, the one with the hole in it is very intriguing though, it actually looks like it was tapped for threads
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckbuster217 View Post
    Really neat finds Chuck, can't help ya out on any of them though, the one with the hole in it is very intriguing though, it actually looks like it was tapped for threads
    Yeah that's what a couple others have said and I agree. Just cannot figure out what in the world someone would do that for and to find it down in the stream like that.
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    Interesting finds and a fun hobby. Not sure about the size/length of the creek. But maybe at one time there was a mill or waterwheel somewhere upstream. The threaded rock could have been used for a mechanical application or maybe a shim of sorts. Definately an interesting rock that sure appears to have been threaded for a specific application.
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    Great way to get your family outside. Thumbs up man.

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    Next time I am back down I will show it to my uncle since he has owned the farm since he was young. Perhaps he can figure out the tapped looking hole. Thanks for the comments fella's!!
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    Great thread Big...didn't know that you were a rock hound.. I have a pretty sick collection of rocks, minerals, and artifacts. Been collecting since a youngster. Looks like a fishing net weight, maybe someone discovered a faster way of coring stone. Pretty interesting....will have to get back to a point where I can Breath, and I will post some neat pics...
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