I was collecting in a little creek I have been rock hunting for many years when I saw a rock under the water that looked out of place among the quartz and quartzite cobbles. I was shocked when I took a test flake and found it was jasper. I have no idea where it came from or how it got there.
Back at home I worked it over with a hammer stone and as you can see, it's good stuff, just one little problem area.
It knapped beautifully.
I also found this cool purple-pink quatzite, a shade I've not seen before. It flaked well, but was full of conflict, strife and woe, as is typical of cobble quartzite.
The customary sacrifice to the rock gods was made with a second piece.