Potamilus ohiensis, Unionidae (freshwater mussels)
Widespread and common in large rivers and streams with swift currents along Mississippi River watershed. Oblong/ovate, with thin, fragile shell. Large wing on posterior side behind umbo (these were mostly broken off by the time shells were collected). Nacre is pink to purple with pronounced iridescence.
if he doesn’t look at you like this, he’s not the one.
Dang, we were never presented with this backdrop option when we went to Color Classics…
These were the rainbowiest chert nodules I had sorted out into the “Pretty Chert Nodule” box so I made them into fridge magnets.
cmnick said: Do you ever find any larger pieces for like knapping?
Hmmm, yes, probably? There’s plenty of larger sized chert pieces in the creek beds around here, although to be honest as a non-knapper, I am basically unable to differentiate between what would be considered good quality from bad quality material. I mostly just pick up the ones with pretty colors :)