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TOPIC: Soapstone bowl

Soapstone bowl 4 years 3 weeks ago #20571

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Here is a soapstone bowl that was found in Chester County S.C. The local farmer who owns it said it was plowed up in the 30's by a teniet farmer on his family farm and given to his family. There is a well known out cropping of soap stone about 50 miles away in Pacolet S.C. I find a good number of busted up pieces but thought is was neat to see a whole bowl. The arrowheads inside are few they found on the farm.
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Re:Soapstone bowl 4 years 3 weeks ago #20576

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Good lawd, that's a thin soapstone bowl. You don't see one of that quality very often, wow.







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Re:Soapstone bowl 4 years 3 weeks ago #20596

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That is huge! Thanks for the peek Sam.
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Re:Soapstone bowl 4 years 3 weeks ago #20618

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Here is another one from Connecticut it has lug handles on it!

www.connecticutarrowheads.com/Steatite
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Last Edit: 4 years 3 weeks ago by Hoss. Reason: forgot to remove the picture link that didn't work!
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Re:Soapstone bowl 4 years 3 weeks ago #20632

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Shartis, I've been to that site on the Pacolet many times when I was in college in Spartanburg. Walking the field and river banks across the river was my first real experience looking for points and I found a few quartz and shale points there. The quarry site is very cool, there were large soapstone boulders with the beginnings and the broken of bowls. I forgot it was the Pacolet til you mentioned it. It's been over 33 years!
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Re: Soapstone bowl 4 years 3 weeks ago #20633

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Very nice stone bowl. Whats all the points in it about?

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Re:Soapstone bowl 4 years 3 weeks ago #20653

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Goodness Samuel that is sweet, sweet, sweet! Thank you
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Re:Soapstone bowl 4 years 3 weeks ago #20658

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Sam, that is nice, can you imagine finding one of those! oh for the good old days.
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Re: Soapstone bowl 3 years 11 months ago #24551

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I can't believe this thread didn't generate more interest. Finding steatite is rare, finding a complete bowl. Now that is something! A real find. Sam thanks for sharing this great bowl with us. Any others have a soapstone bowl to share?
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Re: Soapstone bowl 3 years 11 months ago #24560

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That is an exceptional soapstone bowl. We find (found before no-till) many soapstone pieces from old bowls here, and there are quarries and outcrops along most of the rivers. Here's one from neighboring Vance County NC from a wooded area being cleared. It is about 18" wide with lug handles on the ends. The rim shows the wear from long use. It won Best of Show at the Roanoke Rapids NC show- 30 miles downstream on the Roanoke River from the findspot- in 2010.
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Re: Soapstone bowl 3 years 11 months ago #24562

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Nice bowl Cliff great find!
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Re: Soapstone bowl 3 years 11 months ago #24566

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Hoss1958usa wrote:
I can't believe this thread didn't generate more interest. Finding steatite is rare, finding a complete bowl. Now that is something! A real find. Sam thanks for sharing this great bowl with us. Any others have a soapstone bowl to share?


Cliff, 18" is huge! A great bowl, easy to see why it won best of show. Matt, I have a few, including about half of one my wife found in an exposed hearth on mud flats on Greenewich Bay, RI. I reassembled it and will post a pic one of these days. But here's one from southeastern Ct. that's finely made and appears to be a very high grade steatite with a nice greenish tint in places. 7"x6"x2" deep.


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This one also has incised decoration. A downward semi-circle dead center and a 4 character zig-zag pattern to the right.


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Well, obviously, I haven't mastered inserting photos yet, so sorry about the duplicates but you get the picture!
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Re: Soapstone bowl 3 years 11 months ago #24577

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Thats an awesome bowl Charlie. If it ever gets tired of being in RI let lt come home to CT. LOL
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