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Catherine68
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09 June 2017 10:47 pm

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HI, just wondering if anyone would have any ideas on this.. it is approx 7cm long & 4cm wide, it appears to have something bound around it & it has worn the stone down.. carvings are only on one side.. I found it washed up on a beach just north of Coffs Harbour..

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Catherine68
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09 June 2017 10:48 pm

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09 June 2017 10:54 pm

Very interesting rock Catherine.Could it have been bound to a stick and used as a club maybe?

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Catherine68
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09 June 2017 10:58 pm

I'm not sure at all.. I'm wondering if possibly a mapping stone??? That may have been used by indigenous people..???

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Reeks
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09 June 2017 11:10 pm

Hi Catherine, can you dig your fingernail into it?
Is it light?
Looks a bit like pumice stone to me which washes up down on the beaches here too.
Reeko

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Catherine68
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09 June 2017 11:16 pm

Not at all , the stone is extremely hard, not pumice... thankyou though for your suggestion smile

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B5MECH
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09 June 2017 11:20 pm

Eldorado wrote:

Very interesting rock Catherine.Could it have been bound to a stick and used as a club maybe?

Maybe a club....but maybe a small hand tool...I believe Indigenous relic....have a look through a few websites on tools cool thumbsup
Definitely looks clubbed shaped glasses


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09 June 2017 11:22 pm

Such an odd rock. Dont know if its been hand crafted that way for some reason, if the lines are for rope it doesnt make sense even more, unless possibly a club. I was thinking along the lines that the rock could have a softer material within cracks (whiter) which is slowly eating away before the surrounding (darker) rock, but it would most likely go through the whole rock, not stop half way.
The main 'carved' horizontal line has a crack, suggesting it may be about to split in half soon, and this seems more natural parting of foliation or again weak/soft gritty sandstone layer, not a result of a man made rub mark. Interesting!

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