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Ya according to the fringe it's the 2nd HaRdeSt substance on earth..... indeed. Not in terms on mineral abrasion hardness, mineral fracture toughness, compressive fracture or tensile fracture strength...... so who knows what they were imagining when that claim popped out.

And it can be cut with quartz abrasive and copper (or just about any other metal they had at the time) as the lapping medium because quartz and felpspar are all less than about 10% the abrasion hardness of diamond. Oh and it's the volcanic equivalent (i.e. rhyolite) it can be knapped too.......

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Send that check to the Egyptian workers at Aswan for their help.

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Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 2746 Racho 02-Apr-17 18:38
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 719 Fsbirdhouse 02-Apr-17 20:05
Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 651 Racho 04-Apr-17 14:02
Re: Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 642 Fsbirdhouse 04-Apr-17 14:51
If on purpose... 253 Racho 14-Apr-17 05:01
Re: If on purpose... 283 Origyptian 14-Apr-17 05:32
Re: Whoever operated this saw (2:30 min mark)...made a mistake 549 Origyptian 07-Apr-17 13:28
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 517 SandyJesse 07-Apr-17 22:42
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 329 Fsbirdhouse 09-Apr-17 16:59
Re: B 4 : ) 513 Thunderbird 05-Apr-17 05:22
Re: B 4 : ) 465 Warwick 07-Apr-17 17:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 527 SandyJesse 07-Apr-17 01:30
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 658 Warwick 07-Apr-17 18:03
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 720 Jon Ellison 08-Apr-17 10:53
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 407 Warwick 08-Apr-17 17:57
if I carried out a test... 517 Racho 09-Apr-17 02:15
Re: if I carried out a test... 467 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 08:44
I did check it out :) 359 Racho 25-Apr-17 05:59
Re: I did check it out :) 258 Origyptian 25-Apr-17 14:22
Don't even need to stop to think on this... 264 Racho 25-Apr-17 15:37
Re: Don't even need to stop to think on this... 321 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 17:20
I believe you are a copper/bronze tool proponent 264 Racho 25-Apr-17 18:07
Re: I believe you are a copper/bronze tool proponent 332 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 19:49
Would you agree... 293 Racho 25-Apr-17 20:29
Re: Would you agree... 341 Thanos5150 25-Apr-17 21:07
Re: Would you agree... 310 Origyptian 25-Apr-17 22:54
...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 219 Racho 15-Oct-17 05:46
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 169 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 14:26
precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 226 Racho 15-Oct-17 16:49
Re: precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 205 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 19:20
Re: precision cut at 7:08 min mark...interesting photo angle I haven't seen before 220 Jon Ellison 15-Oct-17 19:35
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 208 Origyptian 16-Oct-17 03:27
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 213 Jon Ellison 16-Oct-17 07:58
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 192 Jon Ellison 16-Oct-17 09:19
Re: ...just a lot of similarities at the 36 second mark and super telltale machine markings at 9:30 min mark 442 Jon Ellison 16-Oct-17 11:03
Re: Would you agree... 502 Corpuscles 25-Apr-17 23:56
Re: if I carried out a test... 339 Warwick 09-Apr-17 15:39
Re: if I carried out a test... 390 Fsbirdhouse 09-Apr-17 22:34
Re: if I carried out a test... 297 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 23:20
could not have been 353 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:34
Re: could not have been 349 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 16:18
Re: could not have been 375 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:29
Re: could not have been 368 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 17:59
Re: could not have been 293 Warwick 10-Apr-17 18:48
Re: could not have been 289 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 19:18
Re: could not have been 318 Warwick 10-Apr-17 19:34
Re: could not have been 346 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 19:55
Re: could not have been 297 Warwick 11-Apr-17 17:29
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 308 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 16:13
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 413 Warwick 09-Apr-17 16:42
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 350 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 16:56
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 320 Warwick 09-Apr-17 17:21
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 374 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 18:00
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 327 Warwick 09-Apr-17 18:06
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 317 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 18:22
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 358 Warwick 09-Apr-17 18:31
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 319 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:02
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 385 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:41
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 312 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 18:44
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 332 Warwick 09-Apr-17 19:03
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 325 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 19:17
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 331 Warwick 09-Apr-17 19:48
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 450 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 20:33
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 304 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:53
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 412 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:06
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 418 Thanos5150 09-Apr-17 23:24
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 345 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 04:42
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 343 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 08:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 329 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 14:16
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 314 Thanos5150 10-Apr-17 15:25
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 303 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 15:44
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 366 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 14:44
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 321 Warwick 10-Apr-17 15:26
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 318 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 15:54
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 324 Warwick 10-Apr-17 16:01
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 369 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 16:23
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 330 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:06
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 327 Jon Ellison 10-Apr-17 16:11
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 320 Warwick 10-Apr-17 17:23
I've come to recognize that I was wrong all along 466 Racho 08-Apr-17 16:54
Re: I've come to recognize that I was wrong all along 470 Warwick 08-Apr-17 18:23
Oranges and apples... 394 Racho 09-Apr-17 00:39
Re: Oranges and apples... 350 Warwick 09-Apr-17 15:59
Re: In plain sight 378 Thunderbird 10-Apr-17 19:53
It is in plain sight...or plane sight ;) 359 Racho 14-Apr-17 06:53
Re: It is in plain sight...or plane sight ;) 405 Thunderbird 15-Apr-17 01:31
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 350 Archae Solenhofen 09-Apr-17 16:47
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 334 Warwick 09-Apr-17 16:52
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 334 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 19:49
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 343 Warwick 09-Apr-17 19:53
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 321 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:09
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 387 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 19:49
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 402 Jon Ellison 09-Apr-17 19:59
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 330 Origyptian 09-Apr-17 20:26
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 326 Fsbirdhouse 10-Apr-17 15:26
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 303 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 15:46
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 377 Fsbirdhouse 10-Apr-17 18:45
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 337 Eddie Larry 10-Apr-17 18:49
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 336 Origyptian 10-Apr-17 18:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 351 Warwick 10-Apr-17 19:18
unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 305 Racho 11-Apr-17 06:22
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 422 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 09:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 233 Origyptian 11-Apr-17 19:32
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 366 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:38
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 223 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 14:11
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 326 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 14:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 320 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 14:49
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 302 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 15:27
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 309 Fsbirdhouse 11-Apr-17 15:53
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 363 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 15:55
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 369 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 16:35
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 192 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 16:49
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 204 Origyptian 11-Apr-17 19:54
once the mistake... 302 Racho 12-Apr-17 00:03
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 398 Thunderbird 12-Apr-17 04:20
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 251 Origyptian 12-Apr-17 13:14
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 366 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 17:31
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 310 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:17
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 303 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:26
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 368 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:43
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 285 Archae Solenhofen 12-Apr-17 14:43
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 297 Archae Solenhofen 11-Apr-17 18:41
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 325 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 18:45
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 251 Fsbirdhouse 11-Apr-17 18:48
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 327 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:00
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 252 Warwick 11-Apr-17 19:37
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 326 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 19:59
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 246 Warwick 11-Apr-17 20:29
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 307 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:34
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 334 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:29
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 242 Warwick 11-Apr-17 20:37
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 303 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 20:45
Re: unless the cuts were being made very, very quickly... 232 Warwick 12-Apr-17 17:24
science and technology...where minds come to meet 268 Racho 11-Apr-17 20:46
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 265 Jon Ellison 11-Apr-17 21:19
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 522 Archae Solenhofen 12-Apr-17 15:01
Re: science and technology...where minds come to meet 311 Warwick 12-Apr-17 17:52
43 second mark ...anyone care to take a crack at which tools were used? 319 Racho 12-Apr-17 20:20
Re: 43 second mark ...anyone care to take a crack at which tools were used? 391 Origyptian 12-Apr-17 21:34
and just after 30:30 min mark..china cave - chisels did this? 429 Racho 12-Apr-17 22:54
Re: and just after 30:30 min mark..china cave - chisels did this? 333 Warwick 13-Apr-17 17:15
taking sides...I suppose so but 333 Racho 14-Apr-17 04:18
beating the dead horse... 437 Racho 20-Apr-17 06:50
Re: Carved all this out with copper tools? Hell, I'll give em hardened steel and still scratch my head 496 Notinham 11-Apr-17 01:43


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