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Graffiti …

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Barite (locally called “tiff”) was one of the main sources of income in our area going back a long time. Years ago it was mined by hand. It still shows up when we get a load of gravel, and this weekend, our granddaughters (9 & 11) discovered it’s a good chalk substitute (small piece on step) πŸ˜‰

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Author: joyknits

Knitter, designer, tech editor, spinner sharing a home in the Missouri Ozarks with my husband (53 years and counting), 1 dog, 2 cats, and way too much stash!

3 thoughts on “Graffiti …

  1. We used to find it all the time and used it the same way. It seems the more we change the more we stay the same;-D

  2. Did they find any fool’s gold? I loved to find that.

  3. When I was in elementary school we used to draw hopscotch boards (courts? whatever the term is) with little rocks when we didn’t have chalk. I always assumed any little rock would leave a mark on blacktop, although some left more than others… probably at least some of them were barite. You learn something new every day.

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