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524-2016) Cody Complex Lanceolate made of a highly translucent gem rainbow obsidian that  has been heavily patinated and mineralized from resting in an alkali lake bed environment during the past 8000-9000 years. Measures approx 3 3/16" x 13/16" x 1/4" and is G9.00 Quality. This specimen has extra fine bifacial collateral pressure flaking resulting in a moderate median ridge on the dorsal face with less of a ridge on the ventral face. The cross section as a result of the fine flaking  is rhomboid. The blade width has been reduced somewhat from at least one or more ancient resharpenings and has micro edge serrations. The stem is heavily ground and has been thinned laterally to facilitate splitstem hafting. In the High Plains collectors call these points Alberta-Eden given that the flaking is Eden-like and the stem shape, although much narrower resembles morphologically these seen on Alberta points. Has been published in Overstreet Volume 8 on page 1160. Comes with a Dwain Rogers COA and a NWAC COEP. $1,500

 

 

467-2016) Transitional Windust / Cody Complex (Scottsbluff) Lanceolate or Knife made of a silver and black colored semi translucent gemmy sheen obsidian. Measures approx 3 5/8" x 1 5/16" x 3/8". Workmanship is excellent with collateral pressure flaking on each face followed by light tertiary edgework along the blade edge from subsequent ancient resharpenings. The blade has some torque near the tip from alternate left hand beveling likely from use as a knife during game processing. The stem has both lateral and longitudinal thinning and has very Cody-like technological characteristics. Overall nicely patinated with desert devitrification from wind and water boun sand indicating a lunette dune environment. Personal find of Daryl Baker on an OAS sponsored hunt on private land at Ft Rock, Lake Co, OR during the 1950-60ís, x Tony Hardie, Dwain Rogers COA on 9/27/2010. Comes with a NWAC COEP and grades G9.05. $1,500 

 

 

2884-2016) Alberta Lanceolate made of a dark gray to black color flow banded opaque obsidian. Measures approx 4 1/16" x 1 1/8" x 5/16" and has superb bifacial collateral pressure flaking resulting in median ridge on the ventral face and even blade edge serrations. The stem is heavily ground and has a rich patinated luster and abundant alkali mineral deposits. Has typical ancient use wear with a small shear along a basal corner so G7 Quality. Was found on private property by Vern Emil in 1948 in the Warner Valley in Lake County, Oregon, x Gordon Erspamer, Jim Bennett. Comes with a Stermer COA as a Scottsbluff. $1,200

 

 

2283-2016) Great Basin Scottsbluff Dart Point made of opaque black obsidian. This superb specimen measures approx 2 3/4" x 1" x 3/16" and has superior bifacial collateral serial pressure flaking followed by tertiary edgework. The stem is well ground on the lateral edges and nicely thinned, while the blade towards the tip has a touch of beveling from at least one ancient resharpening. Overall well patinated with a hazy onion skin patinated and mineralized luster. Condition is very good save for a nicked tip, G8 Quality. Finder and location information are unknown, but presumably Great Basin, x Gordon Erspamer, Jim Bennett. $850
 

 

2286-2016) Archaic Knife made of a beautiful chocolate and marshmallow colored oolitic agate. This incredible artifact measures approx 4 1/4" x 1 9/16" x 3/8" and has bifacial random percussion followed by several stages of pressure flaking to form. The lithic material is ridiculously attractive with abundant fossils that are well preserved. Condition is near mint save for some ancient use wear, G9+ Quality. Was reportedly found on private property located in Malheur County, Oregon, x Constanza, Gordon Erspamer, Jim Bennett. $1,800
 

 

2864-2016) Rosegate Arrowpoint made of a orange and red color carnelian agate. Measures approx 7/8" x 9/16" x 1/16" and is made on a thin flake where the maker pressure flaked the dorsal face creating a graver spur like tip. Overall in good condition and G5 Quality. Was found on private property located in Lake County, Oregon, x Michael Gray. $30
 

 

2863-2016) Gypsum Cave or Coquille Narrowneck Crested Uniface Knife made of a blue-green color Franciscan Jasper. Measures approx 2" x 15/16" x 1/4" and has random percussion followed by direct pressure flaking around the perimeter of the dorsal face with slight retouch on the ventral face. Has a nice waxy patinated and mineralized luster and is in good condition, G5 Quality. Was found on private property located in Lake County, Oregon, x Michael Gray. $50
 

 

2862-2016) Parman or Lind Coulee Dart Point made of a peach and mottled gray color chert. Measures at 2 9/16" x 13/16" x 1/4" and has bifacial random percussion followed by selective pressure flaking. The stem is nicely ground and has a graver spur tip. Condition is near mint with minor ancient use wear, G7 Quality. Was found on private property located in Lake County, Oregon, x Michael Gray. $250
 

 

2861-2016) Set of 5 Great Basin Arrow and Dart Points made of various flavors of obsidian and Malheur Flint. Types include Macaymas, Elko, Alkali and Rose Springs. Quality ranges from G3-6 and all are nicely patinated with good mineral deposits. The Elko 2nd from the left is key as it is made of a 'Burns Green' obsidian flavor and is a nice point. These were found on private property located in Lake County, Oregon, x Michael Gray. $35

 

2860-2016) Set of 4 Great Basin Arrow and Dart Points including an Elko, Humboldt, and a pair of Rose Springs, all made of various flavors of obsidian. Grade varies from G3-5 and all have nice patina and mineral deposits. These were found on private property located in Lake County, Oregon, x Michael Gray. $35

 

2859-2016) Desert Tri Notch Arrowpoint made of a semi translucent gem obsidian with a gray tint. Measures approx 1 1/8" x 5/8" x 1/8" and has bifacial random pressure flaking resulting in a thin cross section. Has a nice hazy onion skin patina and some blade edge beveling from at least one ancient resharpening, G4 Quality. Was found on private property located in Lake County, Oregon, x Michael Gray. $15
 

 

2858-2016) Desert General Arrowpoint made of a highly translucent gem obsidian with a slightly gray color tint. Measures approx 1 3/16" x 11/16" x 1/8" and has fine pressure flaking on the dorsal face resulting in an elongated near needle like tip with direct pressure flaking on the ventral face in the stem area, G6-7 Quality. Was found on private property located in Lake County, Oregon, x Michael Gray. $40
 

 

2856-2016) Parman Dart Point or Hafted Drill made of an opaque well patinated and alkali mineralized obsidian. This specimen measures approx 2 7/16" x 11/16" x 5/16" and has bifacial collateral pressure flaking resulting in strong median ridges and a diamond shape cross section. Has several ancient resharpenings which have reduced blade size by about 50%. The stone is well patinated with abundant alkali mineralization, G5-6 Quality. Was part of a SE Oregon collection found on private property, x Jay Robinson. $60
 

 

2853-2016) Paleo Quarter Moon / Composite Crescent made of a blue-gray color rainbow obsidian. Measures approx 1 3/4" x 7/8" x 5/16" and has bifacial random percussion followed by several stages of pressure flaking resulting in steep blade edge beveling on the dorsal face. Stone is very well patinated and mineralized while condition is good with some ancient use wear, G6-7 Quality. Was found on private property located in Lake County, Oregon, x Jay Robinson. $150
 

 

 

2851-2016) Paleo Quarter Moon Crescent made of an interesting black colored flint with light blue flecks and a splash of olive green in the stone matrix.
 

 

2850-2016) Set of 9 Great Basin Dart Points and Knives all made of various flavors of obsidian. Types include Plateau Pentagonal, Elko, Pelican Lake, Humboldt, Old Cordilleran, and Cascade. The longest specimen measures approx 2" in length. Quality ranges from G2-6 and all are well patinated with abundant mineral deposits as found by Carol Fox in Lake County, Oregon. $40
 

 

2849-2016) Miniature Quarter Moon Paleo Crescent made of an orange and maroon color jasper. Measures approx 1 5/16" x 7/16" x 3/16" and has bifacial random percussion followed by selective pressure flaking to form. Has a rich well patinated and mineralized luster and is in decent condition with typical ancient use wear. Does retain a parent striking platform with cortex on one distal end, G4-5 Quality. Was found on private property located in Lake County, Oregon, x Jay Robinson. $25
 

 

2848-2016) Borax Lake Widestem Hafted Knife made of a mega patinated and mineralized semi transparent agate. Measures approx 2 3/16" x 1" x 3/16" and has bifacial random percussion followed by several stages of pressure flaking. The blade is asymmetrical from ancient resharpenings while the stem lateral edges are heavily ground. Does have a nick along the blade edge so G4 Quality, still a very scarce regional Paleoarchaic point. Was found on private property located near the Prehistoric Lake Lahontan area in Central Nevada, x Ed C. Smotherman Collection. $50
 

 

2843-2016) Lake Mohave Dart Point with a Chisel Tip made of an opaque black obsidian. Measures approx 1 11/16" x 5/8" x 3/16" and has bifacial collateral pressure flaking resulting in a strong median ridge on one face. The lateral edges of the stem are heavily ground while condition is fair with abundant ancient use wear and a few nicks, G4-5 Quality. Was part of a large Washington State collection, exact origin found is unrecorded, x Richard Meade. $50
 

 

 

2841-2016) Lind Coulee with a Chisel Tip made of a smoky gray to black colored semi transparent obsidian. Measures approx 2 5/16" x 11/16" x 3/16" and has excellent bifacial collateral pressure flaking, a well ground stem and a distinctive tip. Overall in very good condition with a small bite on the corner of the basal margin, G7 Quality. Was found on private property located in Southern Oregon, x Terry Clemens Collection. $225
 

 

2840-2016) Chilcotin Plateau Hafted Knife made of a green and red color bloodstone jasper aka "Oregon Jade". Measures approx 2 7/16" x 1 9/16" x 1/4" and made with bifacial random percussion followed by even direct pressure flaking. The stone has a rich waxy patinated luster with alkali haze mineralization. Overall in fair condition with several nicks and ancient use wear, G4-5 Quality. Very scarce to find points made of this lithic, particular of good size. Was found on private property located in Southern Oregon, x Terry Clemens Collection. $350
 

 

2839-2016) Owl Cave Dart Point made of a black opaque obsidian. Measures approx 1 13/16" x 7/8" x 3/16" and has bifacial oblique parallel ribbon flaking resulting in a thin lenticular cross section. Overall in decent condition with a tip nick, G-6 Quality. Was found on private property located in Southern Oregon, x Terry Clemens Collection. $60
 

 

 

763-2010) Pinto Basin Dart Point made of a gray tinted and sparkly sheen gem obsidian.
 

 

2744-2016) Cascade Leaf made of a green and maroon color banded petrified wood replaced with chromium and iron minerals. Measures approx 2 7/8" x 1 1/8" x 3/8" and has good bifacial pressure flaking resulting in sturdy balanced point. It has a rich waxy patinated and mineralized luster and is in good condition, G7-8 Quality. Was found on private property by the late Virgel Devine (longtime OAS member) during the 1950-60's whom hunted The Dalles, Sauvies Island, the Decker Site near Warren, OR, and areas around Ft. Rock, OR where this relic was found, x John Logan Collection. $650
 


2779-2016) Set of 4 Great Basin Drills made of various lithic materials including jasper and obsidian. The longest specimen measures approx 2 3/8" in length. From L to R: Superb pencil drill made of maroon color jasper, this relic has excellent bifacial collateral pressure flaking resulting in a median ridge on each face, has a Kennewick or Early Stemmed character to it, G7. Flared Base awl or reamer made of gray color obsidian. This relic retains the parent striking platform along the basal margin, but has remarkable ancient use polish along the blade edges and tip, G5-6. Hafted drill made after a point with an intact tip and weak shoulders, appears to be Humboldt related, G6. Last is a sinusoidal shaped bi-pointed drill made of heavily patinated maroon color jasper. It has abundant ancient use wear but is in good condition, G6 Quality. These were found by Mary Louis Verley during the 1940's while surface hunting private property located in Lake County, Oregon. She hunted near Adel, Mud Creek, Hart Mountain, and Denio, OR, x Jim Bennett. $80

 

 

2774-2016) Nightfire Island Hafted Knife made of opaque black color obsidian. Measures approx 3 11/16" x 1 1/4" x 1/2" and has bifacial random percussion followed by several stages of direct edge pressure flaking. The contracting stem is moderately edge ground and there are a pair of distinctive shallow side notches at the haft. Overall in good condition with typical ancient use wear, G7 Quality. Was found by Mary Louis Verley during the 1940's while surface hunting private property located in Lake County, Oregon. She hunted near Adel, Mud Creek, Hart Mountain, and Denio, OR, x Jim Bennett. $100
 

 

 

2772-2016) Clovis Preform or Paleo Knife made of a opaque black color obsidian. This specimen measures at 3 3/16" x 1 1/4" x 5/16" and has large deep bifacial percussion flakes followed by selective pressure work. The basal margin retains a prepared striking platform along with heavy lateral stem edge grinding for about an inch. Has a rich onion skin patinated luster and is in fairly good condition, G5 Quality. Was found by Mary Louis Verley during the 1940's while surface hunting private property located in Lake County, Oregon. She hunted near Adel, Mud Creek, Hart Mountain, and Denio, OR, x Jim Bennett. $300
 

 

2767-2016) Humboldt dart point made of a gray color sheen obsidian and an Eastgate Splitstem made of a opaque black color obsidian. The Humboldt measures approx 1 1/2" in length and is a super fine point with extra nice bifacial pressure flaking, solid G8 Quality. The Eastgate measures at 1 1/4" and is delicately pressure flaked, G5 Quality. These were found on private property located in the Warner Valley, Lake Co, Oregon during the 1950's x Michael Gray. $75
 

 

2766-2016) Cascade Dart Point made of a opaque black color obsidian. This specimen measures approx 1 15/16" x 1/2" x 1/8" and has tight oblique parallel ribbon pressure flaking resulting in an extremely thin lenticular cross section. It has a rich onion skin patinated and mineralized luster on the dorsal face with less deposits on the ventral side. Has a nicked tip, otherwise fine condition, G6 Quality. Was found on private property during the 1950's in either Klamath or Lake County, Oregon, x Jay Robinson Collection. $50
 

 

 

2758-2016) Parman atlatl dart point made of a black and gray color opaque obsidian. Measures approx 1 1/2" x 1 1/16" x 5/16" and has good bifacial percussion followed by several stages of pressure flaking resulting in blade edge beveling. Has a worn graver spur tip and a heavily ground stem, G4-5 Quality. Was reportedly found on private property located at Tulare Lake in Tulare Co, California, x Jay Robinson. $50
 

 

2756-2016) Elko Eared Dart or Arrowpoint made of a smoky gray tinted semi transparent obsidian. This specimen measures at 1 1/6" x 3/4" x 3/16" and has bifacial pressure flaking, tight corner notching and an apiculated tip. It is caked in alkali lake calliche mineral deposits and is in decent condition, G5 Quality. Was part of a SE Oregon collection, x John Byrd. $25
 

 

2718-2016) Half Moon Paleo Crescent made of a beautiful orange, red, and maroon color jasper. This specimen measures approx 2 1/2" x 1 3/16" x 5/16" and has bifacial random percussion followed by several stages of direct pressure flaking. there are worn graver spurs on the distal ends and the stone is well patinated with mineral deposits consistent with a playa lake bed find. Overall in good condition with typical ancient use wear, G7 Quality. Was found by Guy Gilbert on private property located near Goose Lake in Lake County, Oregon during the 1950-60's, x Mike Sheppard Collection. $200
 

 

2715-2016) Parman Dart Point made of a mottled waxy gray, brown and white color Malheur Flint. Comes with a Western Typology COA where Stermer opines that this relic was anciently salvaged from the tip of another point and tenders that this is an 'unclassified Archaic Stemmed' type. This specimen measures approx 2 9/16" x 1 1/16" x 5/16" and has bifacial random percussion followed by selective oblique parallel pressure flaking. The stem is lightly edge ground and slightly expands along the basal margin with an small shear or striking platform. The tip is intentionally fashioned with a graver spur. Overall in fair condition, G4-5 Quality. $85

 

2598-2015) Parman Dart Point made of a black and white color opaque snowflake obsidian. This specimen measures approx 2 9/16" x 1" x 5/16" and has bifacial collateral pressure flaking resulting in a median ridge on the dorsal face and steep blade edge beveling. Has a rich patinated and alkali mineralized luster. Condition is very good with typical ancient use wear, G7 Quality/ Originates from the Great Basin region in Oregon, finder and county information are unrecorded, x WCA. $150
 

 

 

2324-2014) Pinto Basin Dart Point made brown, orange, and maroon jasper. This specimen measures approx 1 3/4" x 7/8" x 1/4" and has bifacial random percussion followed by extensive pressure flaking and ancient resharpening which has resulted in strong alternate blade edge beveling near the tip. The stone is very well patinated with devitrified luster and abundant mineral deposits all over, G6 Quality. Was reportedly found on private property located in the Eastern Oregon area, x Thomas Walters Collection. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $35
 

 

2270-2014) Eden Lanceolate made of a well patinated and mineralized red obsidian. This specimen measures approx 3 3/16" x 11/16" x 9/32" and has superb bifacial collateral pressure flaking resulting in strong median ridges on each face and micro edge serrations. The lithic has a nice onion skin patinated luster where the color varies between orangish red to peach in color with heavy mineral deposits. Condition is rough where this relic appears to have experienced some contact with stones in a lakeshore or riverine type of environment given nicks along the blade edge and tip, so G4-5 Quality. Was reportedly found in the Great Basin x Shipley Collection, Gordon Erspamer, Jim Bennett. Comes with a Jackson COA and a NWAC SOP. $1,500

 

2166-2014) Humboldt Constricted Base made of a blue, gray, and clear colored gem rainbow obsidian. This specimen measures approx 1 11/16" x 13/16" x 3/16" is made on a flake where the maker selectively pressure flaked the perimeter in order to achieve the desired form. The tip has a worn graver spur while overall patination is rich with abundant mineral deposits. Condition is very good, G5 Quality. Was part of a Great Basin collection, finder and exact location were unrecorded, x Jim Bennett. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $150
 

 

760-2010) Mendocino Concave Base / Triple T Humboldt Dart Point made of a highly translucent gem obsidian with a purplish smoky colored tint. This specimen measures approx 1 5/16" x 11/16" x 3/16" and has several stages of fine bifacial oblique parallel mixed with horizontal transverse pressure flaking. The blade edges are slightly serrated and the stem has multiple short longitudinal thinning strikes, G6 Quality. Was found by Daryl Baker while surface hunting private property located near Ft. Rock in Lake Co, OR during an OAS sponsored field trip in the 1950-60ís, x Tony Hardie Collection (TDB-279). Comes with a copy of the Hardie SOP, a Dwain Rogers COA, and a NWAC SOP. $125

 

761-2010
Type: Windust Dart Point
Material: Mottled Chalcedony
Size: 1-3/8" Long x 3/4" Wide.
Grade: G7
Provenance: Was part of the William Reuther Estate Collection out of Oregon by Stephanie Cummings Collection. Comes with COA by Dwain Rogers, an SOP by Tony Hardie and a NWAC SOP.
$200

 

 

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