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Hartville Chert

No specfic locational information.  Note reads "Heartville Uplift Area".  Included in this sample is a projectile point made by P.R. Geib and a heat treated sample, ...

Spanish Diggings Orthoquartzite

Orthoquartzite which occurred with chert, all flakes are modern by P.R. Geib. NSHS ID: 003PT48 Site #: County: Platte AKA: Exposure: More Specific ...

Spanish Diggings Orthoquartzite

Some of the rocks labeled "Saul Q #5 Sur 75" NSHS ID: 001UN48 Site #: County: Unknown AKA: Exposure: More Specific Location: Collection Procedure:

Hartville Chert

Collected at quarry pits and surrounding work areas.  Collected by S. Holen on 8-1-82. NSHS ID: Site #: County: Niobrara AKA: Hartville Uplift ...

Plate Chalcedony

Collected by S. Ahler 9/23/75 NSHS ID: 001PN39 Site #: 001PN39 County: Pennington AKA: Exposure: More Specific Location: Collection Procedure:

West Horse Creek Chert

Collected by S. Holen August 1981 NSHS ID: 001SH39 Site #: County: Shannon AKA: West Horse Creek Chalcedony Exposure: More Specific Location: ...

Sentinel Butte Chalcedony

NSHS ID: 001GV32 Site #: County: Golden Valley AKA: White River Group Silicate Exposure: More Specific Location: Collection Procedure:

Rainy Buttes Silicified Wood

from a surface lag at the base of West Rainy Butte.  Sample provided by S. Ahler 10/96 Plains Conference exchange. NSHS ID: 003SL32 Site #: County: Slope ...

Tongue River Silicified Sediment

From Morrow and Withrow "This material occurs as cobbles in glacial tills in western Iowa and originated in Paleocene age deposits in eastern Montana and the western ...

Maynes Creek Speckled Chert

From Morrow and Withrow "This chert is of Lower Mississippian age and occurs in Hardin Co., IA.  Color ranges from lt. gray to cream naturally and from light gray to ...

Hixton Silicified Sandstone

From Morrow and Withrow "This material is a silicified sandstone (orthoquartzite) of Cambrian age occuring near Hixton, Jackson Co., Wis..  Color is most commonly white ...

Burlington Chert

From Morrow and Withrow "This chert is of Middle Mississippian age and occurs throughout SE Iowa, and west-central Illinois.  Burlington chert is characteristically ...

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