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I made this stone axe out of that fluorescent stone from Sterling Hill Mine in N.J. Calcite, Willimite, and Franklinite. It glows red/pink, green, and black. Tried to make it look Native American. Bunch of pictures with and without UV light. Last picture shows the rare Blue micro crystal they have at the mine. Sterling Hill mine has 90 fluorescent minerals, more than 2 dozen found nowhere else in the world. Hope you like.
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Nice! What tools did you use?


I made one out of railroad ballast by pecking and grinding. It took me days to complete.
 

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Bosche Grinder for it all. Continuous rim Diamond blade first then a round flap sander to finish. I did go over it but not much with a 320 grit on a Makita disc sander. I want to make the handle now.
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I made this stone axe out of that fluorescent stone from Sterling Hill Mine in N.J. Calcite, Willimite, and Franklinite. It glows red/pink, green, and black. Tried to make it look Native American. Bunch of pictures with and without UV light. Last picture shows the rare Blue micro crystal they have at the mine. Sterling Hill mine has 90 fluorescent minerals, more than 2 dozen found nowhere else in the world. Hope you like.
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Would love to see. Is it available for a pic? Thanks for the compliment.
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The axe is quartering to the camera, that's why it looks so small. This was after I had pecked a notch around it and got it shaped by rubbing it against another rock. Later on after the pic was taken, I polished it up with another rock, and then finally with deer hide. I'll have to take another picture of it now.
 

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Nice job on the reproductions! Here’s a small real one which I can’t date as was a surface find with no context.

I also have included a few pictures of the effigy pot in the background. There is an ongoing discussion as to what creature it depicts. I’ll include our guesses after a few of you chime in. Don’t want to influence your choices. It appears to be Mississippian from the Arkansas area for those who are interested.
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The axe is quartering to the camera, that's why it looks so small. This was after I had pecked a notch around it and got it shaped by rubbing it against another rock. Later on after the pic was taken, I polished it up with another rock, and then finally with deer hide. I'll have to take another picture of it now.
That is amazing the amount of work you did. I love it, you did a great job. Any Native American blood in your family? If not even I would make you an honorary member. All jokes aside, that's really nice.
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Nice job on the reproductions! Here’s a small real one which I can’t date as was a surface find with no context.

I also have included a few pictures of the effigy pot in the background. There is an ongoing discussion as to what creature it depicts. I’ll include our guesses after a few of you chime in. Don’t want to influence your choices. It appears to be Mississippian from the Arkansas area for those who are interested.View attachment 230007View attachment 230008View attachment 230009View attachment 230010View attachment 230007View attachment 230008View attachment 230009View attachment 230010
Not sure why but that one side looks like an alligator.
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