Re: Indian Paint Rocks?
I too grew up knowing about and playing with Indian paint rocks. We lived in Mt. Pleasant, Texas and us boys would ride our bikes out to the old airport. We lived there when Woodstock happened, so late 60's. The paint rocks could be easily found, sometimes half buried. We would break them open and make Indian paint, sometimes putting it on our faces, or on other rocks or trees. I found another link, quite old, that said someone found some on ebay and were going to buy them to add to their Indian paint collection. Do you still access to some? I remember yellow, blue, lavender, red colors, maybe more. I was about 12 at the time. I would love to have a few just for memories sake, if you have some.
Thanks for bringing back old memories.
Paul A. Bruce
P.S. I have a friend who collects Moqui marbles from the SW USA and they seem to be similar although no one mentions cracking them open. They moqui marbles are iron concretions, formed in sandstone. With Lonestar Steel in East Texas, I imagine there is lots of iron in the soil, so maybe they are something similar?
From Paul A. Bruce - February 10, 2012 at 02:02:03