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« on: April 25, 2011, 08:47:08 pm »

Went to Glass Buttes, Oregon the end of last month to collect some obsidian. It was cold, still snowing every other day, but dug some really nice material , and had a great time. Here are a few photographs of this trip.
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Aurora Borealis dig, where I got one two hundred pound piece out, with Little Glass Buttes in the background.

The big one.

A friends eccentric knapping

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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2011, 08:58:17 pm »

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! Now that's some might fancy knaping. ura Would love to learn how to do that. Never had enough material to really try. Only a few smaller pieces of Obsid. & not very good quallity a lot of inclusions & sand.
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2011, 09:08:08 pm »

That apple green snake is certainly my favorite here, how refreshing wonderful work.

Looks cold, but only more reason to get really digging in, by the time you found your 200pounder, I suppose it could have been a 100 below zero and you would still have not noticed.  toofunny11 chuckle

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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2011, 09:36:04 pm »

  That's amazing!!   
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« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2011, 06:19:24 am »

I dunno about all that snow but I do love the rocks:)
And I saw your wonderful, magical rock carrier:) (The sled).
I enjoy seeing rock hunting adventures, thank you Woody:)
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« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2011, 07:23:04 am »

I've done alot of camping during my life, was a scoutmaster for 17 years, and camping with snow on the ground is not one of my favorites. How in the world are you going to slab out the 200 pounder or are you going to leave it whole and for display only????? It looks to be a super piece of obsidian...WOW.
Your friend have a thing for knapping, gosh what nice pieces he has.
Thanks Woody for the info, I like seeing others haveing sucess collecting rock.

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« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2011, 07:50:12 am »

I know what I'd do with that 200 pounder! chuckle
It makes my 68 pounder that I just got look like a pebble,LOL

That is really some good looking obsidian, is that large one what they call "Electric-Blue"?  Sure is pretty.  Could you post a picture of it further away so we can see the whole stone. saved4

I know where I'm going the next time I'm in that part of the country.  Great find guys!!
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« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2011, 09:27:36 am »

The green is really nice, is that called Green Obsidian or something else?

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« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2011, 11:53:12 am »

That really is super nice !
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« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2011, 06:54:42 pm »

I love your buddy's crazy knapped pieces~ those are very cool!

Glad you had a good time and a good haul!
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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2011, 11:46:06 pm »

Mark:

The pretty green is bottle glass...........aka man made obsidian. 

S/T   the big one is Aurora Borelias.....a rainbow obsidian. Only the purple showed in the photograph, and it will get slabbed.

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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2011, 01:35:56 am »

Killer find there Woody. Make sure you post some photos of the slabs you get out of it.
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