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Augie
04-15-2006, 09:07 PM
I was looking at some artifact sites and noticed some of the points listed were called red chert, and some called red coral. Is there a difference?
I may find some mid archaic stone sooner than I thought, now I have a sinkhole in my driveway and we've been using my toss pile to fill it.

Nicodemus
04-16-2006, 06:05 PM
Ron, yea, red flint (or chert) is heat treated and it is usually Coastal Plains Chert like we have here in SW Georgia. Agatized coral has gone through a natural change to become stone although I`m not familiar with the process. You can hold coral up to the light and usually see the polyps in the stone. Coral can also change colors when heat treated.

Augie
04-16-2006, 08:59 PM
Thanks Nick.
Can you tell from these pics if this heartbreak newnan is chert or coral?

Augie
04-16-2006, 09:06 PM
One more, back lit...sort of..

Nicodemus
04-16-2006, 10:26 PM
It sure looks like coral. If it ain`t, it`s a dead ringer for it.

Augie
04-17-2006, 09:27 PM
Cool!! That came from my digsite in my driveway.
I need to get back out there and maybe find us some coral chunks to play with.
Thanks :cheers: