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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-18-2016, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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What is it

I have been meaning to to post this since turkey season.
I was chasing a flock on Vetrans day and happened across this neat rock overhang. I had to check it out and and while watching for birds that I had just busted up I saw an odd piece of metal in a crevice. Actually there were several pieces. About 10" long, pointed but no edge on it.
Curious if anyone has an idea what they are.
This was found on a mountainside far from agriculture and it didn't look like a timber or quarry type tool to me.


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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-20-2016, 07:36 AM
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You carry a rock bar turkey hunting ???????

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Does the metal look like Wrought Iron? Maybe remnants of an old primitive forge?
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You carry a rock bar turkey hunting ???????
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Does the metal look like Wrought Iron? Maybe remnants of an old primitive forge?
Hard to say, the pieces are so rusted and pitted. I scratched around with my boot and found a few more of the same shape but a couple where not as wide.

I do not have a detector but I am curious what this could be and if it is worth investigating further.
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Wedges for forcing rock apart.

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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 02:13 PM
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Some sort of tool or weapon possibly.
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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 02:59 PM
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there is a place on forest land in tioga county where they used to cut mill
stones. don't know what kind of tools they used but this could have been
a similar operation. don't know much about different stones but they look
the same type of stone.
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Couldn't really see any evidence of stone cutting here, the iron had no edge or real heft (thickness) to be used as a wedge or chisel, hard to figure what they are.
My initial thought was harrow blades but this is on a steep mountain side.
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is it plates out of a battery that was set there a long time ago??I had an old barn and found something similar looking to that.

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