Some ruminating on antler used to dig in moist, hard packed clay or tough mud.
I get anxious every time I see someone digging up fine crystals with a screwdriver. Case in point is the terrific article in the current issue of Rock&Gem. (October, 2019) The article is titled “Unparalled Timberwolf Quartz” and it describes some fantastic quartz being dug up in Washington State with a screwdriver.
I saw the same thing happening at the Ocean View/ Pala Chief Mine Complex with people digging for tourmalines and other great gems.
To each his own but if you can possibly experiment with antler I think you will be tremendously happy. Good luck.
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