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« on: November 25, 2009, 03:30:01 pm »

Ever wonder (or not) why they call it "Chicken Track Jasper"? How come not "Turkey Track Jasper" so we could use it for a Thanksgiving theme? Here is the classic pattern. This is one of Oregon's classic Jaspers.

Here is a view of the face of the piece.

Here is a view of the face and of a slab. I'm thinking of putting a black border around the slab like Ron's beautiful pieces with borders.
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2009, 03:36:49 pm »

Bob, That is just a wonderful speciman!
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2009, 04:16:02 pm »

Good point Bob !

Turkey Track sounds good to me !

So, seriously.... Are those patterns on the exterior the reason it got the Chicken Track name? I always wondered about that, because never could understand where or why that name is used.. Nothing in the pattern of the Jasper that would make ya think of Chicken Tracks..
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2009, 05:01:12 pm »

George,
The name comes from the chicken track-like patterns on the top of the rough albiet in an inverted pattern.
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« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2009, 08:26:17 pm »

cool piece, reminds me of the clay tiles they make in south Fl. while they are drying they have chickens run across and around them.I have seen homes that have these laid out with the tracks going in a pattern
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« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2009, 08:52:24 pm »

Who'd have thought after looking at the top of that rock, that it could be so beautiful inside?
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2009, 09:53:31 pm »

Bob,

I seen some of this rough at a yard sale here in Bakersfield just a few weekends ago. I should have got me a chunk.
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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2009, 07:42:31 am »

Who'd have thought after looking at the top of that rock, that it could be so beautiful inside?

Isn't that the truth!!! I would probably have ignored the rock...


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« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2009, 10:02:42 am »

Wow! Nice material, even if it looks goofy from the outside
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« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2009, 07:40:56 pm »

Bob,
Love the colors in it and the picture.  About 20 years ago I bought a mini slab at a rock shop in N. C and it was labeled Palomino Picture Jasper, it looks just like your Chicken Track same blue-gray and  orangey brown.  I haven't done anything with it because it has great
pictures on both side offset a bit.  Oh well, someday it will become a belt buckle.

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