|Indiana Hornstone has always been one of the more desirable North
American cherts. Much favored by both prehistoric and modern
knappers. The deposits are located primarily in Harrison and Crawford
Counties in Southern Indiana. While all prehistoric men made heavy
use of the nodules, Woodland period knappers mined it and made
cache blades by the tens of thousands. The exquisite Fulton
Turkeyails were also made from this flint. The deposits have been
stripped by modern excavating equipment while digging commercial
property, basements, or just to obtain the nodules for knapping.
These deposits are pretty much depleted at this time. What remains is
either inside state protected property or has modern subdivisions
sitting on it. I doubt any new deposits will ever be opened up (if they
exist), at least not in my lifetime. When the nodules were available I
cut them almost daily for many years. Lots of heartbreak is involved in
this, as in my experience more than 3/4 have concrete like inclusions
inside the nodules. Also even though mined from several feet in
depth, there are still many cracks in the nodules to deal with. Many of
you have bought pieces from me over the years at knapins. I have
NEVER sold these premium slabs at knapins or on my site before.
I'm proud to offer premium Indiana Hornstone slabs for sale. These
slabs will be clean and crack free. Also there will be none of the
concretions or inclusions that plague the majority of Indiana
Hornstone. These were selected from 15 years of cutting many tons
of nodules. I will offer these for a limited time. Don't mss this
oppprtunity to get a few pieces of this fine chert. As the pics show a
good percentage will have a bullseye. They are priced by the inch.
|PICS SHOW A SAMPLE OF SIZES UP THROUGH 12".PRICED PER
INCH WITH LENGTHS UP TO 8" LIMITED AMOUNT OF LONGER
THAN 8" AVAILABLE. EMAIL OR CALL FOR PRICING ON THOSE.