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About twenty years ago, we vacationed in Arkansas. When we got to the town Norman, we decided to have a picnic and wade in the river. While I was wading, I saw a bright green, long rock. All the other rocks were black, brown, and gray, so it really stood out! I picked it up and washed off the green slime. We were all shocked at what I found! It looked like a knife blade and was solid rock. In shape it resembled a butcher knife.
The rock is speckled gray on one side and pretty black on the other. It is 13 1/2" long. I have looked at hundreds of pictures of stone knives, but cannot find even one that looks even somewhat like it.

Mary Hotchkiss
Cedar Park, TX