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Re: [ancient_waterways_society] Re: copper disk

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  • Chris Patenaude
    ummm,.... just sorta kinda out of right-brain leftfield... a) assuming human enterprenurism was not invented in the 21st century... b) that there s always
    Message 1 of 10 , Apr 12, 2010
      ummm,.... just sorta kinda out of right-brain leftfield...
      a) assuming human enterprenurism was not invented in the 21st century...
      b) that there's always gonna be that one guy who tries to get more for a knock-off than is deserved...
      c) owing to the well known fact, even "back then" (400 CE) that the sign of Egyptian Copper [a high-value piece] was inclusion of blue/turquoise bits (even as small as rocksalt) in the metal....
      d) and any upper Midwest American having local copper be as cheap as doing a bit of stream-hunting on one's own...
      e) Would it be out of the question to see Sleazy Racoon of the local village get his hands on left-over turquoise tooling grit, soften up some local copper he mined himself, and thump in some 'inclusions'. Takes a 3beaverpelt priced piece & boosts it up to (faux) Levant Import status. If someone in 'business' thinks up things like this today, you don't believe it didn't happen all over world history?
      Just a thot...

      --- On Sat, 4/10/10, charles bruns <charbruns@...> wrote:

      From: charles bruns <charbruns@...>
      Subject: Re: [ancient_waterways_society] Re: copper disk
      To: ancient_waterways_society@yahoogroups.com, "Rick Osmon" <ozman@...>
      Date: Saturday, April 10, 2010, 10:53 AM

      I could just dive into that pool.  the spots are little spheres (you can see them in material within the center hole)  turquoise blue about the shade of Sleeping Beauty from the southwest.  couple of geode like dot holes where material was lost.  i ask north, south, or west, and the answer comes back 'on the other side of the world to the east. 
      thank you, chb

      --- On Thu, 4/8/10, Vince <v_barrows@...> wrote:

      From: Vince <v_barrows@...>
      Subject: [ancient_waterways_society] Re: copper disk
      To: ancient_waterways_society@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Thursday, April 8, 2010, 6:26 PM

      http://upload. wikimedia. org/wikipedia/ commons/b/ b5/Azurite- velvet-beauty. jpg

      --- In ancient_waterways_ society@yahoogro ups.com, charles bruns <charbruns@. ..> wrote:
      > survey this week of mixed finds donated to Halifaxc Historical Museum turned up copper disk aprox. quarter sized, twice as thick, with small hole in center and evidence of tool abrasion on edge.  beauty of piece is a splash of turquoise dots (inclusions in metal)across center of disc.  closest archaic site is Tick Island on the St. Johns River, FL.  Find listed as from Daytona Mound (there isn't one anymore, of course).  I am preaching to the waves here that the prehistoric mound builders here were Olmec or other proto-Mayans.  Now does the turquoise mean it comes from the SOUTH?  Has anyone seen Great Lakes copper with blue inclusions?  Can God cure me of this covetesness? 
      > it is such an outstanding anomally from the rest of the donated collection. the halifax ladies have no idea what they have, all adore the bead, and have not decided what to do with the collection nor any idea of how to assemble or display it. Any suggestions on how to prove, without damage, the disc is copper? Origin? How to get macro/clear photo? OAE, char bruns   

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