Star holes refers to a hole in rock which has lobes. The number of lobes varies from 3 to 7 or more.
- Holes vary in diameter, 2 inch and 2.75 in are common diameters.
- There are different lobe sizes and heights.
- The lobes may rotate.
- The hole may curve.
- The lobes may rotate and hole may curve simultaneously.
- The hole is usually uniform in shape. Walls are usually textured but can be smooth.
- There are no signs of what we would consider "tool marks" on the stone or in the hole.
PEACEMAKER'S STAR HOLES:
Many five point star holes are found in and around Peacemaker Rock in the southwestern Shasta Valley.
- Peacemaker has star holes up to about 30 inches long.
- Near the NE base of Peacemaker rock there is an ancient undisturbed cairn, it has several holes in it, both star and circular. Some of these holes could not have been "drilled" after the rocks were in place.
A portion of Peacemaker Rock was quarried around 1960. The quarrying was done with star drills.
Three star bits are still there because no one could get them out after they had jammed.
Dartmoor National Park in Devon, UK has photos of a star hole and some round holes in a rock. The hole photos are the first two on their web page.
The Volda seven point star hole created a bit of a stir in Norway in 2007.
Photos of star holes in rocks found by searching Flickr. Rachel Carter and chimphappyhour may have photographed the same hole in Zion National Park.
Andrew's holes are square.