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04-15-2006, 08:07 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.

04-16-2006, 05:05 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.

04-16-2006, 07:59 PM
Thanks Nick.
Can you tell from these pics if this heartbreak newnan is chert or coral?

04-16-2006, 08:06 PM
One more, back lit...sort of..

04-16-2006, 09:26 PM
It sure looks like coral. If it ain`t, it`s a dead ringer for it.

04-17-2006, 08:27 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: