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Hi Everyone. I found this rock on a gravel road in Alberta. As you can see, it has a hole in the center of it. I just can't think of anything that would create a hole in a rock, other than man. Could this be something like a weight for fishing... or... ? It weighs 21 grams. Its bigger than a quarter. Anyone.. ? Thoughts.. ?

Thanks, Rider :th_coffeescreen:

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Best guess it's a hagstone. The hole was created by running water. Usually found in streams.

Some believe they were capable of warding off evil spirits and all sorts of bull. haha!

http://dailywicca.com/2011/10/06/hagstones/

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Well How about That!!!!!!!!? I found these two in England years ago.. They were used as weights for a fishing net as per anyone I asked.

Even look to be of the same Rock. Flint.

Emmmmmmmm? Hag stone does come close. I found mine within three feet of each other on a beach.

Mine seem to show signs of ware were the net would had been secured.

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In some places money-John

Really ? Where, and about when ? This is so cool...

Thanks Hoser John :D

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Best guess it's a hagstone. The hole was created by running water. Usually found in streams.

Some believe they were capable of warding off evil spirits and all sorts of bull. haha!

http://dailywicca.com/2011/10/06/hagstones/

AAHHHH!!! Hagstone.. it has to be it... (but I still think it was used for fishing :) )

I see I have been rubbing it in the wrong hand.. no wonder my wishes haven't been coming true. Thanks Rimshot for all the great information. :4chsmu1:

Rider

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Well How about That!!!!!!!!? I found these two in England years ago.. They were used as weights for a fishing net as per anyone I asked.

Even look to be of the same Rock. Flint.

Emmmmmmmm? Hag stone does come close. I found mine within three feet of each other on a beach.

Mine seem to show signs of ware were the net would had been secured.

Very Cool Homefire !!! :) It's like we're... like, ALMOST related now !! haha I've never seen another one till today. Yours are much bigger than mind, that's for sure. I also have 2 other rocks that look like they were on they're way to becoming a Hagstone. I'll post them here. Thanks for showing me your rocks :rolleyes:

These rocks aren't Flint though, would you happen to know what kind of rocks they are ?

Thanks again, Rider :th_coffeescreen:

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Your material reminds me of a bead and I looked up this site. There are some very large ones shown and some would be 'similar' but most have been colored more than yours.

http://www.thefurtrapper.com/trade_beads.htm

Thank you mn90403 for the awesome link. I read all of the first page, need time to explore the rest of it. It's very interesting. Now I know why Hudson's Bay became so rich....

Thanks again Rider :4chsmu1:

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When you start googling about beads there are many interesting sites. I saw several that tell some great history and I bet most of us who go out in the hills and deserts have walked over this type of history and not picked it up. BLM and Forest Service will be glad we didn't disturb them.

Mitchel

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