Friday, May 25, 2007

Towels, Jedis, quartz and something intriguing


Greetings to all for Towel Day and the Universal Day of the Jedi. I know they seem unrelated to the topic at hand, but nothing really is. It's my son Jonas's 20th birthday as well. Great time of year!
In the wood near where I live, there's lots of quartz and jasper. The above is an example of the kind of thing that's strewn all around there.

I brought home some white stones after a long walk picking them up in several areas. Next day when I washed them, I noticed this one. The pictures above and below are the back and front. It's unlikely, I know, but I keep thinking it could be a tool, a kind of scraper. It has a nice edge, and it fits perfectly in my hand.


If it is a tool, it could be ceremonial. I had to photograph the whiter side in the shade because it is very shiny. The bluer-looking parts are clear quartz. And a point toward the bottom in the picture is actually a clear crystal, although it doesn't show in this light. Whether or not it's a tool, it's a pretty and unusual thing. Needless to say, it didn't go out in the garden like the rest of the stones. I just wish I knew which area I picked it up in. I wasn't expecting tools or anything, so I wasn't keeping track.

Any input is welcome.

18 Comments:

At June 10, 2007 at 1:31:00 AM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding your previous post on upper black eddy, have you seen the following anomaly from google maps?

weird spiral

It's north, slightly, and east, of the ringing rocks boulder field. Any idea what this is?

 
At June 11, 2007 at 7:46:00 AM EDT, Blogger Geophile said...

It would appear to be a labyrinth. Making them is pretty popular these days. They're used for meditation and prayer.

 
At July 13, 2007 at 2:54:00 AM EDT, Blogger dungan said...

Just found your site - and nice to meet someone else who loves rocks!

Regarding quartz: it's such a tough material to tell if it was used as a tool, especially an expedient tool. We ran into a similiar problem when lab analyzing quartz "hand-helds" near a soapstone quarry in N. Georgia. They were definitely moved there, but because the quartz cab be so crumbly under pressure, wear patterns hardly ever survive.

However it was used, it's a good looking rock.

 
At August 6, 2007 at 2:43:00 PM EDT, Blogger Geophile said...

Hi, Just found your comment. I've since, at the same site, which was recently bulldozed, found a piece shaped like an axe and one that I would call a stone hand-knife, both of this white quartz. Not many yards away I found a "manitou stone", not of quartz. I'm thinking they were ceremonial.

 
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