What We Found


Two chert lens 10-20cm thick exposed in Darby Creek. Appears to be White River Formation, but stratigraphically lower than Flattop. Extensive quarrying evident. Quality ...

Flattop Butte

NSHS ID: 002LG5 State: Colorado County: Logan Lithic Type: Flattop Butte      

Maynes Creek Speckled Chert

NSHS ID: 001HA13 State: Iowa County: Hardin Lithic Type: Maynes Creek Speckled Chert More Specific Location: SE Hardin county Geology: Maynes Creek ...

Ogallala Orthoquartzite

This sample is more fine grained and gray in color than other examples of this material recovered from archeological contexts.   NSHS ID: 001BD25 Site #: ...

Silicified Wood

NSHS ID: 002BD25 State: Nebraska County: Boyd Lithic Type: Silicified Wood

Silicified Wood

"Ogalla formation secondary Plio or Plieotocene (upland source)".  S. Holen Collection   NSHS ID: 003BD25 State: Nebraska County: Boyd Lithic Type: ...

Pawnee Creek Gravel

NSHS ID: 001CC25 Site #: 25CC228 State: Nebraska County: Cass Lithic Type: Pawnee Creek Cobbles Exposure: Stream Gravel/Terrace More Specific Location: ...


NSHS ID: 005CC25 State: Nebraska County: Cass Lithic Type: Sheldon Exposure: Road Cut Geology: Sheldon Member, Topeka Family, Shawnee Group, Virgilian ...

Ervine Creek A Chert

NSHS ID: 004CC25 State: Nebraska County: Cass Lithic Type: Ervine Creek A Chert Collection Procedure: Modern Quarry Geology: Ervine Creek Member, Deer ...

Nehawka Flint

Collected by Joe Herman, 1996.   NSHS ID: 006CC25 Site #: 22CC230 State: Nebraska County: Cass Lithic Type: Nehawka Flint AKA: Rice Grain ...

Nehawka Flint

NSHS ID: 003CC25 Site #: 25CC230 State: Nebraska County: Cass Lithic Type: Nehawka Flint AKA: Rice Grain Chert Occurrence: Nodules Exposure: ...

Chadron Cobbles

NSHS ID: 001CN25 State: Nebraska County: Cheyenne Lithic Type: Chadron Cobbles Geology: Chadron Formation, White River Group

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