Have I Destroyed An Aboriginal Artefact? Rockhounding Fail?

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  • Published on Feb 15, 2019
  • After Benny found a beautiful piece of Jasper on our last Rock Hunt, rockhounding the creeks of S.E. QLD, there was a suggestion that possibly what he had found was an aboriginal artefact. I seek the help of two of our top archaeologists to help me see if i had destroyed a precious piece of indigenous history before we were told it was an artefact.
    a special thanks to those who shared their knowledge through comments and to the professors who helped find the truth.

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Comments • 306

  • Rookie Rockhounding
    Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago +20

    It’s a bit of a different video this week, but I wanted to get this one done so we can keep enjoying the rocks! As for the first comment and thread I mentioned that has been deleted, it was someone suggesting that we “plant” rocks or “salt” our videos to make it look better, in particular this beautiful jasper. Hahaha! Anyway, don’t want to give the above mentioned comment more attention but felt I should put it into context. The comments from a friend I mentioned were in response to that first “salting” comment. Ughhh hope that makes sense. Also I never realised how frikin awkward it is to just sit and talk to a camera. I didn’t know what to do with my hands hahaha! Next week will be back to normal 🤣😂

    • Prevent PA
      Prevent PA 6 months ago +1

      💜

    • Symon Sheppard
      Symon Sheppard 6 months ago +1

      Rookie Rockhounding
      Yep, the ones people learn from someone's Dad.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Haha! Oh those kinds of jokes 🤣

    • Symon Sheppard
      Symon Sheppard 6 months ago +1

      Rookie Rockhounding
      Dad joke,😂
      My kids say things like that , Dad jokes aren't just the pun or twisted word, Dad jokes are often not repeatable in front of minors.

    • ABODE G4MER
      ABODE G4MER 6 months ago +1

      @Rookie Rockhounding thanks

  • Melisa Hesson
    Melisa Hesson 3 days ago +1

    Is this the most wholesome, pure thing in the internet? I think it might be...

  • Mychael Lee
    Mychael Lee Month ago +1

    I want to relate a small bit of information that MIGHT help you feel better.
    I have some...acquaintances...in the NFS and BLM that practice ancient survival techniques in addition to stewarding our public lands. One of the favorite and most frequent things they do is knap stone. They also fashion spears, bows and arrows, and atlatls, but all of these rely on their knapping skills. They knap to display their techniques to visiting troupes of children. And when they've exhausted the good material from a core stone, they discard the core stone and any failed or broken blades or arrow/spear heads in a creek or river or the ocean.
    And sometimes they've even been known to place really nice pieces in places that hikers and rockhounds will find them.
    I am wearing one of those gorgeous arrowheads on a rope around my neck right now.
    Food for thought.

    • Mychael Lee
      Mychael Lee Month ago

      @Rookie Rockhounding I've had similar scares before. I get it.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  Month ago +1

      Mate thank you so much for your wisdom. I really do appreciate that Mychael, thank you.

  • Lana
    Lana Month ago +1

    I have lots of experience studying artifacts such as stone tools for a long time and have even dabbled in the art of flintknapping. At first sight of the rock I knew immediately that it was indeed a tool known as a "CHOPPER" from early Neolithic period. It is designed to be held with the rind (part you cut away) in the palm and fingers and the pretty part used as the working end. I am deeply saddened that it was destroyed. I am sorry for the loss. I am sure from now on, you will scrutinize your rocks a little better. Good luck in the future hunting!

  • Earl Baxter
    Earl Baxter Month ago +1

    stand behind your saw and you will stay drier

  • Ben Atchison
    Ben Atchison Month ago +1

    Beautiful Jasper and great video, keep em coming. Luv da info!!

  • kagitaka tokahe
    kagitaka tokahe Month ago +2

    I am of Mi'kmaq ancestry. Newfoundland Nova Scotia and Quebec. I am touched by your honesty and emotional state over this matter. People make mistakes. You had no idea that it might be an artifact. Don't be so hard on yourself. You are learning and life is about learning. You didn't intended to destroy something important. I don't think it is an artifact and if it is at least you are now learning what to look for. Let the haters and negative people be what they are. You can't control what others are. You have a good heart. Don't beat yourself up over it. I liked and subscribed to your channel because your a good guy. Keep doing what your doing and enjoy yourself. Msit Nokamaq. That means we are all related. Peace my brother and many blessing to you and your family. Scott

    • kagitaka tokahe
      kagitaka tokahe Month ago

      No problem my son wife and I enjoy your videos. If you ever have time check out FireFlyGuys on here. We do metal detecting forging and farm videos here in north central Nebraska. If the water levels ever drop so we can go fossil hunting again I want find enough petrified wood and teeth and bones to send you a box. They are in most of the creeks around here and from the last time the Yellowstone caldera erupted. Ash falls fossil bed is a local tourist attraction here.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  Month ago +1

      Thank you so so much for your beautiful comment Scott. This means so much! Msit Nokamaq.

  • Mahtaju Strachan
    Mahtaju Strachan Month ago +1

    All I have to say is that finding Native American pieces here in the United States is very very common honestly so many pieces get taken and destroyed and ruined. it's not very easy to identify if something is a historic artefact unless you're a trained archaeologist. Just learn from mistakes and move forward.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  Month ago +1

      Thank you so much for those videos. That will help heaps. Thank you very much my friend. 👍

    • Mahtaju Strachan
      Mahtaju Strachan Month ago +1

      tvclip.biz/video/KY2o7JNSVNA/video.html tvclip.biz/video/nrlFu0Lsqbc/video.html these should help buddy

  • Mary Hutt
    Mary Hutt 2 months ago

    Like that green

  • PaintFiicker
    PaintFiicker 2 months ago

    Oh Honey! I really feel for you. You are so kind and compassionate! You are like another sweet son to me.
    I, too, have had this experience. It is heartbreaking to realize we’ve violated or MAY HAVE violated another person or heritage.
    I weep in the desert SW in New Mexico. I began to realize many of the local stones were very shapes I’d seen before in another locations. I began to do some studying and found most were common artifacts. We cannot collect on federal lands, but it’s ok on private with written permission. Should have seen me hauling load after load back into the sand dunes!
    I talk to the stones and ask questions now. I went back through my tumbled stones and found a few. I haven’t cut yet this year, so all is safe. Many think here that artifact means only arrow tips. It’s not true. If a person from the past 50+years have altered it the item is an artifact.
    Shamefully, also the reason for my tears, I found some pieces which would have been an artists dream, but busted up. While the European Western expansion was under way, the wagon trains, soldiers, homesteaders were encouraged to destroy and demoralize the Native culture. Such a horrible waste. So many cultures destroyed by man’s ego. The Maya, Aztec, the African culture, Asian Indians, are all a testimony to egotistical man. Surprisingly, in some cultures, their own neighbors and family sold them out.
    The “godly religious” people decided if they didn’t understand, let’s say Maya clay tablets, then it was to be destroyed. This advanced civilization had astronomy, math, natural sciences waaay past any European level at that time. The indigenous peoples were cleaner than the Europeans! Yet they were mocked by stinking, filthy ignorance and given plagues and pestilence.
    I lament the losses over eons. What we could have learned! How respectful inquiry into a culture could have given us so much!
    I am mostly white European in descent. I’m also Swede, and Fin, and some Eastern Europe.
    To the indigenous, please keep your culture. We need it for each other. It enriches and uplifts us all.

  • Gwynn Farrell
    Gwynn Farrell 2 months ago +1

    Whew! What a great lesson for us all, to be aware of what we are collecting. Quest for Details does a lot of coaching about respect as we go about our hunts for treasures. As I write this I'm very aware of the 30+ stone points mounted, framed and hanging on my wall. My grandparents were rockhounds and found many of these pieces in the Pacific Northwest of the US. It's unfortunate that their place of origin has been lost. But those were the times.

  • James Petteplace
    James Petteplace 2 months ago +1

    Hey mate I know how you feel I almost did the same thing here . My advice is to look up what kind of artifacts are found around your area . Keep on hunting !!!

  • John Patten
    John Patten 3 months ago +1

    Mate, there's some interesting comments flying about, but a bit of clarity for you.. I came across your channel because I'm a bit of a rockhound as well (VIC based but from far northern NSW), but until recently it's been more due to my interest in traditional Koori technology rather than gems etc. I'm a Bundjalung and Yorta Yorta man, and I make traditional tools and weapons, including knapped stone tools. I also work at Melbourne Museum and am a historian. Jaspers were used for making tools, and the piece you found is NOT a tool. It is however an artefact. What you've found is a core. It's the piece of cast off rubbish, after a number of blades have all been struck off it, using a hammer stone. Think of it this way - if you were to shoot a slug into a glass window, it would leave a round crater around the hole, just like a volcano caldera, or a meteor crator. That's what you get when you strike a glass-like stone with a hammer stone. Shards break off producing conchoidal fractures. These are predictable when the material isn't full of inclusions.
    Typically when something is found which may be an artefact, it should be left where it was found. Otherwise, Traditional Owners, LALC's (Local Aboriginal Land Council), a Cultural Centre/Keeping Place, Aboriginal Victoria, the Heritage boys at the Department of Premier and Cabinet (NSW) etc. A museum would be low down the list, and I work in the biggest museum in the southern hemisphere. I wouldn't even consider a university.
    Is the piece you found precious? Well, not really. It's a cast off, and when these end up in collections they sit in a drawer in a big government run place, where nobody will ever see it, sitting with 1,000 other pieces of a very similar nature. Yours is a nice specimen however. Most cores or tools found tend to be silcrete and other less exciting visual materials.
    Anyway, I'm going to be posting some youtube videos soon as well, but if you ever want to have a yarn about anything you've found, feel free to give me a yell at the museum.
    Cheers,
    John

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  3 months ago

      Oh man thank you so much for your comment. First of all I hope I was able to show you and your people the respect I was hoping to portray in this video. It was something I hadn’t come across before. Most of the traditional tools I’d seen were wooden, like baskets and spear throwers, boomerangs and digging sticks so it never crossed my mind that it could have been a tool, but that’s only because of my lack of education.
      I really appreciate you taking the time to help me out too. I have to say that I think you’re probably right about it being a core. Ive heard others mention the same thing about this stone in particular. It’s a beautiful piece and if I had known, I would have left it where it was. There’s still so much learning to be done.
      Also I’ll definitely keep an eye out if you put any videos up. I’d love that. So when you do let me know. And if I ever need anything regarding traditional indigenous information I will totally contact you. I hope to do something some time soon on the topic. It’s super interesting and also needs more exposure.
      Thank you again my friend. I’m sure we will talk soon 😊

  • Terry Cleaveland
    Terry Cleaveland 3 months ago

    It looks to me to be what is called a hammer stone which was used to break up other stones so that the stone being hit can be Easier napped.

  • Robin Humphrey
    Robin Humphrey 3 months ago

    Thanks for trying to be responsible.

  • Mark
    Mark 3 months ago +1

    Respect

  • ARB
    ARB 4 months ago +1

    Yes I've seen people find the "mother stone" they called it. Rocks that were used to break off smaller pieces for arrowheads n such. Sorry you lost sleep over it.

  • Joe Hasselvander
    Joe Hasselvander 4 months ago +1

    Just to let you know, we get great joy from watching your rock hounding adventures. We do the same here in New England U.S. I'm not looking for the ultimate specimen, I'm looking for beautiful rocks and in doing so, we have found many ultimate specimens (fancy that) . Anyway, your vids are a great inspiration and a validation that rock hounders are very connected with each other and the great creator that made them. Anxiously awaiting your next finds!

  • Ray Jones
    Ray Jones 4 months ago

    You shouldnt feel bad though! As they used that stone for their needs you too have used it for yours! Thank you for the challenge and the new hobby you've turned me on to!

  • Ray Jones
    Ray Jones 4 months ago +1

    I disagree with that persons assessment. Ive been finding native american artifacts for over a decade now and collected thousands of stone tools and weapons. There were far too many fractures made on that stone for nature to have produced. It looks to me to have been an ancient hand axe!

    • Ray Jones
      Ray Jones 4 months ago

      @Rookie Rockhounding its not hard to miss something! I see bottle hunters walk right by arrowheads but an arrowhead hunter will see every bottle in his path! Relic hunting you have to train yourself to look for small stones!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  4 months ago +1

      Yeah I definitely will, I never realised how some could easily be mistaken for a river worn rock.

    • Ray Jones
      Ray Jones 4 months ago +1

      @Rookie Rockhounding no problem man! I wouldnt lose too much sleep over it. I know the pleasure received from preserving such things, but it was crude and may not have been very old. Looking at the fractures removed it could possibly have been a core they chipped scraping and skinning tools from. I dropped a beautiful translucent white quartz fishspear on my hardwood floor and broke an ear off of it! I gave it away because I got pissed every time I looked at it! You should definately research the aboriginal stone tools as I am sure you are overlooking some on your hunts!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  4 months ago

      Yeah someone else had said a very similar thing. I really can’t say but I appreciate your experiences advice! Thanks Ray 👍👍👍

  • Nealie Anderson
    Nealie Anderson 4 months ago +1

    I’m so touched by your spirit and how much you respect the wonderful gifts from Mother Earth and the Aboriginal people who have lived in Australia for so long. Your heart is truly, in my mind, in the right place. I feel it just watching how soulfully pained you were thinking you had damaged a piece of earth history. It makes me so glad to see that love for what you do.
    Also, I have planned a trip to look for stones myself and learned a lot just from this video about what to look for and question. Thanks!

    • Nealie Anderson
      Nealie Anderson 4 months ago +1

      Rookie Rockhounding I agree......it’s such a miracle!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  4 months ago

      Oh Nealie that makes me so happy! Get out there and soak up that beautiful world. The rocks just get better the closer you look at em 😉 they’ve seen so much more years than any of us could even imagine!!!

  • B 13
    B 13 4 months ago +1

    Thank you for this I learned so much from your experience..i am greatful that you really share your experience..I am so saddened about the negative you have experienced.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  4 months ago +1

      Thank you B 13,
      It was a valuable eye opener for sure 🤓 but well worth the lesson. I’m glad you we’re able to take something away from the video.

  • LLDA ORIGINAL Das Pedras
    LLDA ORIGINAL Das Pedras 4 months ago +1

    É uma jaspe verde 🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷🇧🇷

  • LLDA ORIGINAL Das Pedras

    🇧🇷

  • Jasper Force
    Jasper Force 5 months ago +1

    Kia ora no na Aotearoa. :) Here in NZ it is something that I'm conscious of as well-known looking for signs that the nephrite jade or argillite I pick up is not worked, and if so who to report it to. Now luckily I am a registered taonga tuturu (Maori artifact) collected here in NZ so generally everything is above board if I report the find. A give away for worked stone is: scalloping in minerals that don't naturally have a conchoidal fracture, 90 degree angles, again in minerals that don't lend themselves to this shape naturally, and fluting, or deep grooves in the rock left by sharpening tools or attempts to split the stone. Areas of high polish can also be an indicator on otherwise matte or opaque stones can also be a clue to inference by man.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  5 months ago

      Oh man thank you for the help there my brother across the Tasman! That’s so cool about you being a registered Maori artefact collector and what you do with them. If we ever head over there I’ll have to give you a shout. I’ve always wondered about the traditional green stone of NZ, I never really knew what it was. Tah mate!

  • steam power
    steam power 5 months ago +1

    Thank you for sharing this with all of us Your one hell of a good person 🤙 .🙃 Any of us out and about need to remember we are not the first to b somewhere and it can be so hard to see something through someone's eyes who has been so long gone but never less most things used by people in any time can b found to have good archaeological evidence for comparison it will never NEVER lol hurt any of us to k ow a thing or two about the indigenous peoples who have come before us along with the general history of the area not only indigenous peoples may leave artifacts protected by law. I can only imagine living in Australia are you have a deep long and Rich history many events has come to pass their I myself live in Washington State in the United States not quite.... As established so shall we say lol but still the odd artifact turns up from time to time. Good hunting and good job

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  5 months ago

      Thank you steam, I’m so glad to see you enjoying the videos!!!!!! It makes me so happy!
      Yeah this one was an important topic I felt, especially as it truely never crossed my mind until I thought I had cut one open 😳😳😳😳😳🤣
      Got lucky on this one haha!
      Thank you again for your comment!

  • gemma rooney
    gemma rooney 5 months ago +1

    I enjoyed watching it . I love the way how the rocks looks like when its cut . If that rock is really a Peice of history at least now you know and I don't think you do any harm , just not knowing what it was . Keep posting vedios you have more people watching good luck .

    • gemma rooney
      gemma rooney 5 months ago +1

      @Rookie Rockhounding thank you for posting it so we can watch you here in the U.S. and you are welcome.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  5 months ago +1

      Thank you Gemma! And I’m so grateful that you enjoyed watching it 😁👍

  • Nick Ørvad
    Nick Ørvad 5 months ago +1

    That happens to the best off us :) Degrading in good beliefs :P regards from Denmark! Keep it up brother, u rock ;)

  • Robert Squires
    Robert Squires 5 months ago +2

    Your mind and heart are in the right spot. There's a difference between accidents and ignorance, concerns and conceit, respect and disrespect. Keep your passion going.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  5 months ago +1

      Thank you mate, that was a beautifully written comment by the way. Thank you so much.

  • Gwelf Cosmos
    Gwelf Cosmos 5 months ago

    Whatever it is, finders keepers!

  • Hudson Williamson
    Hudson Williamson 5 months ago +1

    Hudson Hornet
    OOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH NO I'm sure it'll be just fine.

  • mark ruffner
    mark ruffner 5 months ago +1

    Jesse, I appreciate you responding to my post and in great length! I guess I wanted to delve into your mindset somewhat. I do agree every find is great and unique and the excitement to share them with anyone who will listen. It is almost like an obsession. Hell, let's be honest, It IS an obsession. I too share that. I draw the line at defiling earth for personal gain. You do not do that. Like I alluded to in my previous post, you and me miner are my "go to" guys. I am much more the noob. I know you will expand and in short time showcase some of that fantastic opal your country is known for and further down the road a bit, your first piece of jewelry. I'll be there to see them. Hey, in closing, you could've saved yourself a lot of typing by just saying 20 buckets. Please do a video some day of how you display some of your better finds and take one or two stones along with you on your next hunt to pay the rock gods. Some day I hope to swap a stone or two with you. That would be cool.Take care-Mark

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  5 months ago +1

      mark ruffner
      Haha! Oh man I think that may have been my longest ever reply 🤣
      Want to thank you for your first comment and that you say how you feel. Genuinely thank you mate. Also I hope to hell I get to find some of the opal we have out here too one day haha! As for paying the rock gods, I actually had that thought in mind when thinking about your last comment.
      Thank you for replying and always say g’day, the rocks, the videos and the people I am meeting on here are all treasures.
      I’ll do a video soon where I show my rock displays in my house. (Plus a couple of buckets Of rough I’m sure). Haha!
      Take care bud! Don’t be a stranger 👍😁

  • mark ruffner
    mark ruffner 5 months ago

    I am sorry but I must speak my mind. When is enough of one type of mineral or rock enough? I share your passion and love of the hunt, but I do not wish to end up with buckets and buckets of the usual suspects that sit in the garage and never see the light of day. There is a local ad on Craig's list here for 15 five gallon buckets of just that. Now the next of kin is trying to get rid of it(at way too much I might add) Do you display them? I'm not trying to be disrespectful. I display all of my keepers and give the rest to little people. I have a jade plant in a jade colored pot with jadeite on top I am extremely pleased with. I call it the triple threat. I also have a very gnarly piece of driftwood I applied 5 coats of oil varathane to for other specimens to sit upon.I want to find some common opal to sit upon an orchid. Trust me, I get your passion and all but it's also noble to film finds and leave them be for others. You and me miner keep me intrigued but there is another I subscribed to who is a crystal collector and I can't think of anything other than greed that motivates him. I mean how many times can you find the same thing and get buzzed? I guess you sell them. That just takes me out of the game. These were gifts meant for all to enjoy. I just want you to fully enjoy what you have and find meaning in what you do with them. I am passing out tumbled rocks next Halloween. LOL-Gonna be some pissed off kids but maybe a few receptive. Peace my brother.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  5 months ago +2

      You make some great points, for now I’m only going to address a couple of them as I appreciate we are allowed our difference in opinion, and I’m not here to change yours, yours is valid as it means something to you, and in turn it does to me.
      First, concerning how much is too much? As I’m sure you would be aware, when a rockhound starts off, they fall in love with all aspects of going into nature and finding the minerals in their area. Over time they get better at finding better pieces, growing their knowledge on particular minerals and their formation and why and how they came to be where they are. But this takes time and experience, and with due process, it means buckets and sometimes multiple buckets upon multiple buckets of said material. Hindsight is the only thing that allows us to realise we didn’t need that rock at the bottom of the bucket from years ago because we found a better one since. But does that mean we didn’t need that rock? No, that rock is special even in its dull low quality state, it holds more value to the path of the rockhounds journey because it was a source of interest and further learning.
      A rockhound adores these rocks and what they learn, so much so that they share this knowledge with everyone they meet, and anyone who will listen. They won’t stop talking about how cool it is, to the point where people are sick of hearing about it, but still the rockhound doesn’t care, they keep sharing with adults and kids alike, and oh man the kids, the kids are always amazed with such a beautiful piece of Mother Earth. They want it! They wonder about it! And as far as I am concerned they can have it. I’ve given so many away to people I meet in the creek who knew nothing about these pretty rocks. Or to the kids at the childcare center that I work and share these wonders with. The other people I take pride in sharing this with are the viewers. Some may never get the chance to go find one of these or other rocks and take it home, clean it off and look inside it’s beauty! It’s sharing. In a very simple way it is making it possible for all to see and admire and learn from “these gifts that were meant for all to enjoy”.
      On selling. No my friend. I don’t sell them. I would like to trade or swap or just send them to others who are unable to collect these rocks one day. But no money is being made off of them in the way of feeding greed. Nor do I see that drive in meMiners approach either. Maybe one day I would like to create jewellery from some of my pieces and sell them for their beauty, but that is not greed, neither is the business of selling gorgeous specimens to the other end of the world for someone to adore. Simply put, until I know fully what I’m doing, how do I learn what to collect and what to leave for others. It’s a journey.
      So in short (or long), thank you for your gesture of trying to help me enjoy what we have and find meaning in them. I really appreciate the sentiment. Honestly I get so much joy out of sharing these videos with people, sharing the adventure, and sharing the beautiful rocks by showing that people can look for these or other minerals themselves in their own areas. That to me brings so much meaning to my life. As does having these conversations with fellow rock appreciators such as yourself. I hope I haven’t caused offensive.
      I hope this has shone some light on my approach to this never ending attempt to really enjoy nature.
      There’s much more I would like to share about just how many of these gems there are hiding inches below the surface waiting for the next big rains to unearth them for all other hounds out there, but I feel I’ve probably written enough for one comment Haha.
      Take care mate, I respect you and your opinion completely.
      Cheers my friend
      Jesse (Aka Rookie 😉👍).

  • Darren Rollings
    Darren Rollings 5 months ago +1

    That is an amazing piece of jasper! You did everything right in researching whether it may be an aboriginal artefact or not and have shown great respect. We have all learned something here. Happy Rockhounding!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  5 months ago +1

      Hey Darren! Thank you mate, it was definitely a good way to learn something I’ve overlooked in the past. 😁 happy hounding to you my friend!

  • Todd Johnson
    Todd Johnson 5 months ago +1

    Good work brother in the land down under...Native American culture here in Minnesota is very important...I respect your views and research

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  5 months ago

      Thank you Todd, it’s definitely worthy of respecting, the history of our native people. Thank you mate 🙏

  • mark ruffner
    mark ruffner 5 months ago +1

    It is obviously a bulky piece that was either fractured by nature or abandoned by man. Why beat yourself up over it? I personally do not wish for future generations to discover my failures. I dug a big hole and buried them, especially the galena into gold fiasco. Fair dinkum. Did I spell that right?

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  5 months ago

      Haha! That you did my friend, very good use of the Aussie vernacular 🇦🇺😁 No no, I know, it was a simple mistake, I just felt I should let people know I’m aware of it. Saves any argument later down the track I guess.
      Woah galena into gold? What happened? Or should I just not ask haha!

  • TreeLynn Truth
    TreeLynn Truth 5 months ago +1

    You didn't know 😕

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  5 months ago

      Always learning, sometimes mistakes are some of the best teachers.

  • Eric Yeremian
    Eric Yeremian 5 months ago +1

    Anyone who gets pissed off at you for this is an asshole, and yes I am happy you haven't run into any tools, that usually happens when you start digging something that people sell or try to sell, anyway, outside of the flaking how were you to know, honestly if the local Indians thought it was so special the wouldn't have thrown it onto a river hahaha no worries pal, but now you know, I am sure you are going to find more and would be beneficial to try to connect with a local community attached to these group of Indians, maybe or they will tell you can't collect on the land, maybe don't do that here in the states it happens but Americans can be greedy little bastards we all know that hahaha anyways love you videos, you will find more of these, I can wait till you find more stuff there is a group on Facebook rediscovered artifacts look them up

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  5 months ago +1

      Thanks mate, yeah I just kinda don’t want to find anymore haha!

  • Wayneo's World
    Wayneo's World 6 months ago +1

    Hi RR..can I just say that with all the worlds turmoil it was bloody refreshing to see the passion and respect in this post?..Such an honest and humble 9mins would be difficult to find comparison in todays disrespectful world and I totally admit that I would have just deleted the seeding comment and carried on regardless so thanks for the lesson in humility..

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  5 months ago +1

      Wow thank you Wayne, seriously thank you. I think a lot of people would have done the same. I feel like sharing what I learn is all part of the rookie-ness haha! Thank you though for such a really kind message. Thank you 😊

  • round51
    round51 6 months ago +1

    Live and learn.

  • tanja strickler
    tanja strickler 6 months ago +1

    I think it's great that you care so much to do all the research, that shows great personal character. Keep rocking!

  • Chantel Hirschy
    Chantel Hirschy 6 months ago +1

    You're such a peach! Dont beat yourself up! It would have been a true accident. You and Benny are great! Keep on hounding Mr.

  • Jacob Bradenbaugh
    Jacob Bradenbaugh 6 months ago +1

    I am a flintknaper and a a stone maker and it's not an artifact it does have a few natural flakes taken off it and some battering from being tumbled in the creek I work with some archeologists from Texas A and M and archeologists from sliver river museum in Ocala Florida and I'm am 100% positive it's not an artifact u have nothing to worry about my friend keep the videos coming love seeing the agates

    • Jacob Bradenbaugh
      Jacob Bradenbaugh 5 months ago

      Rookie Rockhounding no problem brother love the content you've got some beautiful rock out there I'm a little jealous lol glad to help any way I can

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Thank you for your help mate! I really appreciate it 👍👍👍👍👍 👍👍👍👍

  • scott helstrom
    scott helstrom 6 months ago +1

    Hey there RRH .. i come here humbly. I would first like to apologize to you and to the entire hounding community. Umm, yep, I'm that guy that accused you of salting your vids. I could go on and on about my regrets for that post but I'll just keep it short.. Umm, ha.. sleepless nights even. As a fellow rockhound I truly do take that comment back and swallow it. It was so great to see how the community responded to my absolute incorrect claim. Umm, I would really like to subscribe again but just wanted for you and the community to know before I did so.. Either way keep up the great work and keep on hounding.. the way that I look at is that at least we all learned something. Great find and I am humbled.

    • scott helstrom
      scott helstrom 6 months ago +1

      Cheers brother.. and thank you!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago +1

      Hey there brother! Wow man! Thank you dude! You are most welcome back, and you sir are a honorable man, it takes way more guts to put your hand up than to not. I thank you mate, and admire your courage. Alls well that ends well but like you said, I guess if it weren’t for you, and the other comments from the community, I wouldn’t have learned what I have.
      Man. You’ve honestly made my day fellow rocker! Thank you again. Take care and I look forward to seein you back on the comments any time dude. I’m sure others would agree. Cheers Scott.

  • Teresa Salmon
    Teresa Salmon 6 months ago +1

    Dont let that possible artifact kill the joy of collecting Ive seen in every video you've made! After all, it was only going to lay right where it was forever, unseen anyway had you not picked it up. Its all good. 😍

  • Prevent PA
    Prevent PA 6 months ago +2

    I so appreciate the kind of human being that you are. You obviously would never hurt an artifact, nature, or anyone on purpose. The fact that you put this much time and energy into researching this piece speaks volumes about you. Thank you for what you do.

    • Prevent PA
      Prevent PA 6 months ago

      Rookie Rockhounding 💜

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago +1

      You’re tooooooo kind my friend, I really freaked out and learnt from it that’s for sure haha!

  • morocos ismaeil 0660948431

    wwwwwwww 👍👍👍👍👍gooooooooooood

  • Denis Bryant
    Denis Bryant 6 months ago +1

    Nothing but total respect for you brother! Your heart is in the right place. The respect you feel for the Aboriginal culture is overwhelming. Now when you go out walking, you can walk with a greater understanding of what also may be out there and that is a wonderful thing to have. As always love your channel You and Benny are awesome people Enjoy and Rock on!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Thank you Denis! And thank you for how you were instrumental in all this. I really appreciate it brother!
      Thank you so much and have an awesome week mate!!!!

  • Backcountry with Shaughn
    Backcountry with Shaughn 6 months ago +1

    Holy smokes my friend, hope that your anxiety and any stress you may have felt is alleviated now that your concerns have been removed! And your reaction to the observations of the find just confirmed to me that you are the kind of human being that I thought originally from watching your first vids. Continue to be the genuine article sir and it won't do you wrong!
    On another note...Over the last 5 years or so I've been fortunate enough to collect a box full of "tools" and wonder how many I may have tumbled up before that? DOH!
    Once I opened my eyes and started thinking about how rocks move, break etc and getting some expert advise on knapping I found it easier to identify the tools that I find while hunting beautiful mother earth. One of my favorite collecting spots around 5 hours from where I live seems to be a great source of unique artifacts as well as fossils, chalcedony, agates, jaspers, opals and other fun polishing material. Hope you can begin to isolate some of the areas where you may have found transient material or even tools. The native peoples identified and used the same beautiful materials we collect for intrinsic value for their daily survival, knives, scrapers, skinners, wedges, axes, spears, arrowheads and dozens of others super specific to their use. Hopefully, you find some amazing artifacts that you can collect and be proud of. Once I've finished hunting rocks on earth, am gonna have each of the collections donated to museums and schools! Look forward to seeing your next adventure sir!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Oh yeah the jelly bean! Hmmm I don’t know, do you think I should cut it? It’ll have some waterline in there for sure. I think I’m gonna wait till I get better at it with that one haha! I’ve got some beautiful waterline ones in this next vid. Can’t wait to get my grit delivered again. It’s been ages since I’ve tumbled!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Hahaha! Thanks mate! Where we are we’ve been lucky this summer and dodged all the natural disasters but it was pretty close at one stage with a bush fire at our back nature reserve ha!
      I’m eager to see what this cyclones gonna do.

    • Backcountry with Shaughn
      Backcountry with Shaughn 6 months ago +1

      Is the jelly bean big enough to trim one end off (heel) and then split in two and tumble each half? I'm thinking they'll end up as beautiful miniature bookends? hahaha Look forward to seeing your next post! Ps. Hoping you are surviving the heat wave, weren't massively disrupted with the massive floods up north of you and are ready for the typhoon sitting off the coast? Hunker down my friend and stay safe, cool, dry and whatever else you need through the crazy weather going on down there! Talk again soon~

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago +1

      Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Shaughn!!!!!! Mate you know it, I was so stressed that I’d ruined something priceless so to speak.
      Was able to turn it into something good though hopefully. I’ll be more aware for sure though from here on out when we head out to the creeks.
      Hope you’ve been well mate and have had a great weekend!
      I’ll be poppin the video of what the other rocks looked like this week. I’m kinda glad to be handing this guy back to Benny haha! Such a beautiful stone though isn’t it. Artefact or not, it’s the respect of the history of a stone that matters I reckon. They all have stories much older than the first time any being took a breath and when coming into our hands, we only add such a small paragraph to their story, of which there will be many more after us.
      I just love rocks haha!
      Have a great week mate! Talk to you again soon!

  • Quest for Details
    Quest for Details 6 months ago +4

    thank you for trying hard to do the right thing, its so hard sometimes to not goof, watching this , you actually gave me the cold sweats I won't say why... but I may have messed up looking back... don't be hard on yourself, this just shows, by caring, you are a good steward of such things . thank you so much for all the great vids and adventures and your humble way of sharing what you find and learn. best of luck, H.H.

    • Symon Sheppard
      Symon Sheppard 6 months ago

      Quest for Details
      Respect.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      By the way it was so cool, I actually read this hearing your voice hahaha! So good!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Hey my nature lovin brother!!! Thank you so much man!
      Oh dude I’m sure you’ve nothing to worry about, and I hope this video didn’t portray a negativity towards those who search for artefacts either. As some people have said, some artefacts if left could very well be turned to sand and lost from the world where they could have been cared for and shared as a window into past humans ways of life. I was more concerned about cutting it haha!
      I thoroughly enjoy your comment and your thirst for the quest brother! You are a kind and sensitive soul. All the best brother and I’ll be on the other side of the screen for your next adventure as always!

  • SareJen
    SareJen 6 months ago +1

    To me it DOES NOT look like an artifact. The strikes along the edges don't look like they were made by a human hand in the intention of making an edge or obtaining large enough flakes to make something. Cores that I have found here in Washington USA look like flakes taken off intentionally, worked pieces made with rows of flakes taken off to make edges or shaping. I'm no expert but to me it looks like a stone flaked by Mother Nature and the water. Good video and I appreciate that you looked into the possibility of it being a part of Australian history. Being a Yakama Tribal Member, I find artifacts that are in the strangest places but show people wandered when it was a wilderness and their homelands.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Thank you Sare, yeah I knew a few people would be cringing while watching haha! Thanks for your support so much!

    • SareJen
      SareJen 6 months ago +1

      @Rookie Rockhounding Very good video too BTW. I actually felt your bit of agony, what have I done?! It is good for understanding and learning about our past, learning and appreciating another culture. Hopefully we will all learn something. I know I'm going to research Aboriginal tools.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago +1

      Hey Sare! Yeah I think I was expecting more people to have the same view point of “nope” not an artefact but I love that there’s almost an equal amount either side of the line. Not cause of anything other than it means people feel they can say what they believe on here while hearing others points of view also. Whether it is or isn’t I’m just glad we found it and had the chance to learn from it.. As well as having a platform to show respect to a people whos history deserves just that 😊🤓
      I hope I’ll get a bit better at recognising some of the hallmark signs as I get more experience.
      Thank you for sharing your comment mate 🙏👍👌

  • madhu vadisala
    madhu vadisala 6 months ago +2

    Hiiii bro

  • Tony Horton
    Tony Horton 6 months ago +2

    Looked like hammer stone at first glance I thought....

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago +1

      Hahaha! If only I could!!!! Cheeeeeer Brewwwwwwwww!

    • Tony Horton
      Tony Horton 6 months ago +1

      @Rookie Rockhounding just super glue it back together and get few more peoples opinions on it looks like hammer stone to me....have good day mate cheers Brew

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago +1

      Yeah I’ve seen a couple people who’ve thought the same thing. It’s definitely a questionable rock hey.

  • gacha life Gamer
    gacha life Gamer 6 months ago +2

    Ok. Here's my two cents Rookie. You are going to raise an amazing,considerate, balanced and respectful daughter. It is your attitude and example that is going to provide her with the tools for a healthy life, mentally and physically. I could ramble on about the rocks but I think that about sums it up. And, now that my plan seems to have worked, now that you're traumatised from using your tile saw...maybe I could help by, you know, minding it for you until you're ready to face it again...at my place?

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago +1

      That was brilliant! So brilliant!! 🤣😂🤣

    • gacha life Gamer
      gacha life Gamer 6 months ago +1

      @Rookie Rockhounding Hey Jesse, I just sent you an email, have a quick look.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago +1

      Hahahaha!!!!!! I knew it! That was your plan all along! And I fell for it hook line and sinker 😂
      Thank you for such a genuinely beautiful comment. I don’t know that it’s all that true, and I think the Scarlett would beg to differ and say “you should try living with him!” Haha! But you are way too kind.
      Thank you Rhondda!!!! For everything!

  • gracie osornio
    gracie osornio 6 months ago +2

    thank you for sharing and showing that you do respect Aboriginal artifacts and making this a teachable moment for us all. i live in New Mexico where many Native American Indian tribes have lived, you come across many artifacts or especially arrowheads (one of the original areas of the Clovis point). You can just see your concern and guilt that you are feeling of having accidentally making a mistake. You are the best and you have a great heart!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Thank you Gracie!!!!! It was such a different video to make and edit and I almost didn’t post it, but I’m so glad people like yourself see the point of it. Thanks again and happy weekend!!

  • Denis Weimer
    Denis Weimer 6 months ago +1

    Good to hear! Even after the first professor's email, I was still standing by my assessment that it wasn't an artifact, but was instead just a nice looking rock that had broken in a similar shape. I am SO relieved to see that the second prof came back with good news! I'm like you - more interested in the preservation than the legality - so I know you lost quite a bit of sleep over this one. Happy to hear that it all came out okay. But I'll bet you'll be keeping an eye out for artifacts when you go out hunting now, which means you may have a better chance of actually spotting some! Tell Benny that we said this was all his fault. :D

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Hahahaha!!!! Oh man yes! Bloody Benny! Had to go and find a jasper artefact 😂🤣😂
      And you know it Denis! I will definitely be hitting the creeks with new eyes, and learning from this little lesson haha! Have a great one mate!

  • gina lanning
    gina lanning 6 months ago +9

    You are such a thoughtful caring young man. These things happen. What I carried away from this is this. 1) you showed true gentleman like qualities, in that when you though you had an artifact you did your research, 2) you didn't shrink from the controversy, you manned up, 3) you gave and got a better picture of what your countries indigenous artifacts could be. Not everyone would show such qualities. This is why you have so many followers. Thank you for being the type of person you are. Thank you for sharing part of your countries heritage. I think you and your character as a person speaks volumes.

    • gina lanning
      gina lanning 6 months ago +1

      @imonlysayin ;))))...

    • imonlysayin
      imonlysayin 6 months ago +2

      @gina lanning you are most welcome 😊

    • gina lanning
      gina lanning 6 months ago +2

      Oh dang. Sorry Gus. Thank you for the compliment. I do so appreciate it.

    • gina lanning
      gina lanning 6 months ago +2

      @imonlysayin IMA do me! Truth is the only way! You only have one certain thing in this life. And no its not death or taxes! Lol. Its your name, your character! When you loose that, boys and girls we only have one chance to keep our reputation in tact. When you loose that, well now you've lost it all. The old atage you only get one first impression, is so true, but more importantly, you can't easily get a bad reputation cleaned up easily. So don't ruin it, just to get over on someone. Be kind to one another! Peace.....

    • imonlysayin
      imonlysayin 6 months ago +2

      @gina lanning preach it , preach it....word up.! Thanks for voicing such wisdom. Much appreciated.

  • SA USA
    SA USA 6 months ago +1

    You are doing great🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  • winnievanorden1
    winnievanorden1 6 months ago +1

    Big props to you for how you handled this. Im a rockhound, jeweler, archeologist and flintknapper. Jasper can fracture concoidally just by hitting another rock. In the past million or so years, its probably had a rough and tumble life. Being a flintknapper, Core pieces are cleanly fractured all over, leaving very sharp edges. If that had been a core stone, there likely would have been no natural surfaces left on your jasper and there was quite a lot of natural surface that I could see on the video. The indigenous peoples were extremely efficient and wasted very little of there materials. Im 99% certain you found yourself a beautiful piece of natural jasper. If you google lithic cores, you'll see what I mean. I just love you guys, your respect for the people who've gone before and your love of rocks. If you have a PO box, I would send you some cool pieces of obsidian and an arrowhead. Take care and happy hounding.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Oh haha! Thanks Julie! That sounds amazing!

    • winnievanorden1
      winnievanorden1 6 months ago +1

      @Rookie Rockhounding That would be awesome!!!! There are some wild agates and jaspers from your part of the world. I got some pink opal from down under and made some arrowheads out of it. Fine, fine material! So yes, keep me on file and hopefully we'll make a trade one of these days. My name is actually Julie (my cat is Winnie). Stay safe and keep on hounding!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Thank you so much Winnie! Oh wow that would be awesome! I don’t have a P.O. Box right now but I’m planning on getting one so I can do little trades with people here and there. Thank you for the kind offer. I’ll let you know when I get one though, that way I could do a rock care package trade just for fun. Take care and have a great weekend!

  • S Andre
    S Andre 6 months ago +1

    They did look like tool marks at first glance. I live in an obsidian heavy area in California and I’ve been fortunate enough to find a decent amount of blades and arrowheads. It’s always so cool to find them and to think someone put time into that rock centuries ago. Ignore the haters your videos are always a entertaining to watch!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Yeah, I’m really glad people had brought it to my attention, I think I would have been super stoked if I hadn’t cut it already though haha!
      Thank you S A! I’m so glad you enjoy the vids, I just love making em. Have a great weekend!!!!!

  • Willow Blank
    Willow Blank 6 months ago +2

    I love rockhounding although I've only done it once an I absolutely have fallen in love with finding rocks and learning new things.This is one thing I really need to research about so if it happens to me I know.thx for this vid because I have learnt something new (as other people have told me you learn something new everyday). Have a good day.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago +1

      Willow Ruby
      Thank you Willow! I’m super glad you were able to learn from my learning haha! 🤓 happy hounding fellow rock person!

  • Sue Erickson
    Sue Erickson 6 months ago +1

    Awww...I feel bad for you having to go thru that. I'll be interested to learn what you find out!

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Sue Erickson
      It’s all good now, it’s not an artefact, but it was a great way to learn haha! Thanks for watchin 👍🤓

  • David Shupe
    David Shupe 6 months ago +1

    Keep the videos coming!!! Shoot me an email, workonwood@hotmail.com

  • Wildflower 1954
    Wildflower 1954 6 months ago +1

    OH my, you went to the right people to answer your concerns ,good for you. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing ✌🏼️👏🏽👌🏼

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Wildflower 1954
      Thank you Wildflower, that means a lot 👍🤓😁

  • Chrysti Gilbert Keener
    Chrysti Gilbert Keener 6 months ago +2

    Feelin the love and givin it back ❤️

  • Typical RockHound
    Typical RockHound 6 months ago +1

    Nbd dude .
    Not like it was a situation of. " oh an aboriginal artifact ! Can't wait to cut it ". lol
    Keep on giviner man ;)

  • Cat Hers2hberger the
    Cat Hers2hberger the 6 months ago +1

    😊👍💜

  • Richard Wooster
    Richard Wooster 6 months ago +1

    www.aboriginalheritage.org/sites/identification/

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Richard Wooster
      Hey man! Great website! Thanks for always sharing the goods brother!

  • milesnn
    milesnn 6 months ago +1

    I feel for u but Man U did the right thing and very good coverage on been safe and respectful 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      milesnn
      Haha, yeah, I freaked out, such a stresser ha! But alls well that ends well I reckon 👍
      Always learning 🤓

  • Vintage Time
    Vintage Time 6 months ago +5

    Great video Rookie. As a fellow Australian the sensitivity and the respect shown towards the first peoples of the nation was outstanding. Like many who fossick in Australia most of us would not have a clue if we did find an Aboriginal artifact. Sadly, there are many out there who deliberately seek such artifacts and sell them overseas to private buyers. Cheers

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Vintage Time
      Thank you man, I really hoped it came across that I feel the respect should be upheld concerning our First Nation People. It’s a touchy subject for many but it shouldn’t be, the more we discuss it, the more we bridge the gap so to speak. Or even just get others to think.
      Thanks for your comment man, have a great weekend! Great videos by the way!!!!

  • Jeff Lowen
    Jeff Lowen 6 months ago +2

    If it was in fact an artifact it was an honest mistake. You seem to want to not make the same mistake and I would just suggest to self educate and continue to ask your viewers on opinions so the same mistake wont happen or keep to a minimal. Thank you for this video and all other videos. It encourages me to take a look at some of my finds I had questions about and wondering if they may be native American artifacts in my state of Minnesota, USA. Again thank you and best of luck to ya mate.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Jeff Lowen
      Thank you so much Jeff, I will keep on learning from the rocks and the people and while I do I’ll keep on sharing the lessons I come across, even the hectic ones haha! Have a rad weekend mate!

  • Yvonne Sebastian
    Yvonne Sebastian 6 months ago +6

    I find it amazing that one interest can lead us to learn so many other things. You are a good guy! You meant no harm! keep up the good work!

    • imonlysayin
      imonlysayin 6 months ago +1

      Every journey is meant to be 😊

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago +1

      Yvonne Sebastian
      Thank you Yvonne!!!!
      Yeah it’s cool where things can take us while we learn and explore 😁
      Have a great weekend 👍

  • Andre Browne
    Andre Browne 6 months ago +2

    That's a nice piece of fancy jasper

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Andre Browne
      Oh man I know right, Benny got lucky with this beauty!

  • Max Fischer
    Max Fischer 6 months ago +2

    This sounds insensitive but it's not like it was your fault for mistakeing the rock for just a chunk of Jasper, even if it was truely an artifact why would it matter. It's not like you would be purposely disrespecting anyone by taking it as a curiosity

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      Thanks brother 😁👍

    • Max Fischer
      Max Fischer 6 months ago +1

      @Rookie Rockhounding I understand, Australia is a beautiful place with a vibrant culture, mad respect to you for wanting to do the right thing

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago +1

      Max Fischer
      Thanks mate. Yeah I hear ya, I just wanna do the right thing and show respect to the people of our land. Australia is a bit behind with our relationship with the custodians of the land.

  • expat
    expat 6 months ago +3

    I don't think you should feel bad at all. The fact that no one could say for sure would suggest that even if it was, then it was a poorly made example and not worth saving. You did not take it in malice and were very respectful. The person who should feel guilty is that one who sent you the email and got you so upset. Its the people who send you nasty emails, or the politically correct who blame others who should feel bad, not you. Now get out rockhounding and let's see more of those great videos.

    • Rookie Rockhounding
      Rookie Rockhounding  6 months ago

      expat
      Haha! Thank you for your kind words expat! Will be gettin back out there very soon for more exploring! 😁