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1799-2013) Eastgate Arrowpoint or Hafted Drill made of a cream, gray, orange, and white colored Petrified Wood. This specimen measures approx 1 1/4" x 13/16" x 3/16" and has excellent bifacial pressure flaking. The mucronate needle tip is excellent and the stone is richly patinated with good mineralization. Overall in great condition and G7-8 Quality. Was found during the 1950's on private property located in a sink near Washoe Lake in Washoe County, Nevada, x Lair, Jerry Jones Collections. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $75
 

 

1797-2013) Kennewick Lanceolate made of a gray and white mottled chert. This specimen measures approx 2 1/4" x 5/8" x 1/4" and has classic bifacial collateral pressure flaking resulting in median ridges on each face. The blade edges exhibit tertiary edgework and worn micro serrations. The basal margin is flat and retains the parent striking platform while the stone itself is extremely well patinated with a waxy luster and mineral deposits consistent with a lakeshore surface find. In terms of condition it is a very good and G7 Quality. Was found on private property located near Washoe Lake in Washoe County, Nevada, x Lair, Jerry Jones Collections. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $125
 

 

1749-2013) Prismatic Uniface Knife made of a gemmy dark smoky tinted obsidian. This specimen measures approx 3 7/8" x 11/16" x 1/4" and has excellent edge pressure flaking. It is mostly tri sided with a single dorsal ridge running the length of the body. The patination is a mixture of onion skin with alkali mineral deposits. It has a contracting stem that is well ground and the tip is intact, overall near mint condition and G10 Quality, very fine artifact in every respect.  Was found in Nevada, the finder and exact location are unrecorded, x Dave Imler Collection, Terry Baxter. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $300
 

 

1748-2013) Cascade Leaf Lanceolate made of a mottled honey and purple colored amytrine jelly agate with wispy  moss clouds in the stone matrix. This gem measures approx 3 3/16" x 7/8" x 3/16" and has a mixture of horizontal transverse mixed with collateral pressure flaking. The edges have very fine tertiary work resulting in micro serrations. The stem is bell shaped and moderately ground while the tip  is slightly beaked with a spur. It is in near mint condition and G9 Quality. Has a wonderful waxy patinated luster with abundant mineral deposits. Was found in Nevada, the finder and exact location are unrecorded, x Dave Imler Collection, Terry Baxter. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $300
 

 

1745-2013) Humboldt Dart Point made of a maroon, red, orange, and black colored mahogany obsidian. This heavily patinated and mineralized specimen measures approx 1 7/8" x 13/16" x 1/4" and has bifacial collateral pressure flaking followed by tertiary edgework resulting in moderate serrations and an elongated needle tip. The lateral stem edges are heavily ground and the base is thinned. It is in near mint condition and G8 Quality. Was found in Nevada, the finder and exact location are unrecorded, x Dave Imler Collection, Terry Baxter. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $125
 

 

1744-2013) Pinto Basin Dart Point made of an orange, black, and white colored quartz crystal rich material that may very well be petrified gallstone or coprolite. This interesting point measures approx 2 7/16" x 7/8" x 1/4". It is extremely patinated with abundant mineralization. Was made via bifacial percussion followed by selective pressure flaking and grinding to form. The blade has torque and alternate left hand beveling from ancient resharpening. Condition is fairly good save for an ancient auricle nick, otherwise G6 Quality. Was found during the 1940-60's by the Spradling Family while surface hunting private land located in Northern Nevada, x David Imler Collection, Terry Baxter. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $100
 

 

1661-2013) Eastgate Arrowpoint made of a white, mottled gray, peach, yellow and green colored chert that likely originates from a Nevada source. This specimen measures approx 1 3/8" x 7/8" x 3/16" and has thorough bifacial pressure flaking and trimmed barbs. It is heavily patinated and nicely mineralized and is G7 in Quality. Was part of an old collection where the finder hunted private land located in Oregon and California, x David Willey Collection. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $40
 

 

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

 

1576-2013) Windust Atlatl Dart Point made of an opaque black and gray mottled obsidian. This relic measures at 1 3/4" x 11/16" x 3/16" and has a couple of stages of very good bifacial pressure flaking resulting in a balanced plano convex cross section and a near needle tip. The lateral edges of the stem are lightly ground and it has short longitudinal thinning strikes. Has a nice patina with moderate mineral deposits. This is a surface find on private property by Tina Boss in the Great Basin, Condition is near mint and quality G7-8. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $75
 

 

1572-2013) Great Basin Eden Dart Point made of a semi translucent gemmy obsidian with smoky gray colored horizontal lace and wisps in the stone matrix. This fine specimen measures at 2" x 5/8" x 5/16" and has superb very tight bifacial collateral pressure flaking resulting in strong median ridges on each face. The stem is heavily ground with weak shoulders and the maker trimmed the basal margin resulting in a slight taper. The tip has some impact damage so G5 Quality. Overall patination is extremely heavy with abundant mineral deposits. Was reportedly found on private property near Tulare Lake in Tulare County, California, x Dewayne Petersen Collection. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $200
 

 

1570-2013) Windust Dart Point / Hafted Knife made of an opaque black obsidian with trace flow banding. This relic measures at 3 7/16" x 1 1/8" x 3/8' and has good bifacial clamshell percussion followed by fine edge pressure flaking. The blade edges have moderate worn serrations and the tip is asymmetrical with a beak. The stem has light lateral edge grinding and has short longitudinal thinning strikes. Has a rich alkali mineralized and devitrified patinated luster. Was found by Richard Johnson while surface hunting private land located near Crump Lake in Lake Co, Oregon in 1970, x Dewayne Petersen Collection. Overall very fine condition and G8 Quality. Comes with a Stermer COA and a NWAC SOP. $400

 

1569-2013) Windust Dart Point / Hafted Knife made of a gray and black obsidian with oblique flow banding. This specimen measures at 3 1/8" x 1 1/4" x 3/8" and has bifacial clamshell percussion followed by selective pressure flaking. On the ventral face is a steep left hand bevel from ancient resharpening and a specialized spokeshave. The stem is ground on the lateral edges and is lightly trimmed. Overall has a rich patinated and alkali mineralized luster. Was found by Richard Johnson while surface hunting private land located near Crump Lake in Lake Co, Oregon between 1969-1972, x Dewayne Petersen Collection. Condition is good and quality is G7. Comes with a Stermer COA and a NWAC SOP. $300

 

1556-2013) Half Moon Paleo Crescent made of a smoky gray to rootbeer colored jelly agate with black moss in the stone matrix. This gem specimen measures approx 3 1/4" x 1 3/16" x 1/2" and has large primary percussion flaking followed by perimeter edge pressure flaking and trimming to form. Overall in very good condition and G8-8.5 quality. Has a rich moderate waxy patinated luster with moderate mineral deposits and some haze as would be consistent with a lake area surface find. Was reportedly found on private land in the Klamath area in Lake Co, Oregon, x Jay Robinson Collection. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $500
 

 

789-2010) Cienega Dart Point made of a mottled colorful chert. This specimen measures approx 1 7/8" x 7/8" x 3/16" and has excellent bifacial pressure flaking resulting in a thin lenticular cross section. Overall has a beautiful patina with mineralization and slight river polish. Found by the Curran Family while surface hunting private land located near the Carson Sinks and Carson River outside of Fallon in Churchill Co, NV during the 1960's, x Jim Curran (Cataloged as JCFW20). The condition is near mint and grades G7.5-8 Quality. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $75
 

 

390-2010) Archaic Crescent Knife made of a black colored opaque obsidian with gray striations in the stone matrix. This fine specimen measures approx 4 7/8" x 1 3/4" x 7/16" and has large shallow bifacial percussion followed by several stages of pressure flaking to form. It has a distinctive stem on the base that the maker ground after using it as a striking platform. Overall has a Crescentric shape and has a strong left hand bevel on the ventral face. The tip is beaked and intact, overall condition is near mint and G8-8.5 Quality. Was found on private property by the family of Jim Curran in Humboldt Co, NV and comes with a Dwain Rogers COA and a NWAC SOP. $400

 

379-2010
Type: Great Basin Cody Complex Knife / Alberta
Material: Smoky brown tinted semi translucent Obsidian. 
Size: 3" Long x 1" Wide.
Grade: G-6.5
Provenance: Found by Dick Birk while hunting private ranch property located in Harney County, Oregon x Don Odom Collection. Comes with COA by Jackson Galleries and a NWAC SOP.
$475

 

665-2010
Type: Desert Triangular Knife
Material: Colorful Washington Pass Chert
Size: 2-5/8" Long x 1-9/16" Wide.
Grade: G-8 Very Thin with Super Fine Workmanship
Provenance: Found on privately owned Curran Family property ranch located near the Quinn River area of the Blackrock Desert in Humboldt County, Nevada x Jim Curran collection. Comes with COA by Dwain Rogers at Texas Flint Authentication and a NWAC SOP.
$125

 

762-2010
Type: Pinto Basin
Material: Vaseline Moss Agate Gem Point
Size: 1-9/16" Long x 1" Wide.
Grade: G-8 With Fine Flaking and Serrations
Provenance: Was part of the William Reuther Estate Collection out of Oregon by Stephanie Cummings Collection. Comes with COA by Dwain Rogers & SOP by Tony Hardie.
$200

 

812-2010
Type: Northern Cold Springs
Material: Gem Midnight Lace Obsidian
Size: 2-1/2" Long x 1-1/16" Wide.
Grade: G-7.5 with Very Fine Bifacial Pressure Flaking
Provenance: Found by the Curran Family while surface hunting private land located in the Carson Sinks region near Fallon in Churchill County, Nevada during the 1960's by the Jim Curran Collection. Comes with COA by Dwain Rogers at Texas Flint Authentication.
$175

 

691-2010
Type: Half Moon Crescent
Material: Opalized Petrified Wood
Size: 3-1/4" Long x 1-1/4" Wide.
Grade: G-5
Provenance: Found in Oregon but exact finder and County are unknown by James White Collection. Comes with COA by Dwain Rogers at Texas Flint Authentication. 
$250

 

657-2010
Type: Mendocino Concave Base (Humboldt Variant).
Material: Rhyolite
Size: 2-3/4" Long x 1" Wide.
Grade: G-7
Provenance: This point was found by a logger named Terry Josephson during the 1960-70's while surface hunting private property located in Modoc County, California. Comes with COA by Dwain Rogers at Texas Flint Authentication and a NWAC SOP.
$125

 

275-2010
Type: Half Moon Crescent Knife.
Material: Fine Grained Equigranular Glassy Basalt.
Size: 3" Long x 15/16" Wide.
Grade: G-5 Has large shallow primary clamshell percussion flaking followed by edge pressure flaking and strategic grinding. May have had a specialized distal cutting edge that was broken off in ancient times. Blade edges have worn graver spurs and serrations. This was a heavy duty multipurpose utilitarian Paleo artifact. It has nice length and size plus no brainer heavy patina with mineral deposits.
Provenance: Reportedly found in the Blackrock Desert Region x Mike Hough collection.
$125

 

 

TFHJ-49) Windust Atlatl Dart Point / Lanceolate made of a semi translucent black obsidian with a smoky gray tint. This fine specimen measures approx 2 1/2" x 13/16" x 5/16" and has bifacial collateral pressure flaking resulting in median ridges and a rhomboid cross section. The lateral sides of the stem are heavily ground and the basal margin is ground into a slight concave shape, while the tip is hypodermic needle like. The blade edges have weak serrations from ancient resharpening which reduced the blade size by at least 1/3, overall condition is near mint and quality G8+. Was found by Floyd Hoyz Sr. while surface hunting private ranch property located near Crump Lake in Lake Co, Oregon during the 1960's, x Floyd Hoyz Jr, Tony Hardie Collections. Comes with a COA by Dwain Rogers as a Windust and a Ben Stermer COA as a Windust, a Hardie SOP, and a NWAC SOP. $850

 

 

656-2010
Type: Mendocino Concave Base (Humboldt Variant).
Material: Fused Obsidian.
Size: 2-1/4" Long x 1" Wide.
Grade: G-6
Provenance: This point was found by a logger named Terry Josephson during the 1960-70's while surface hunting private property located in Modoc County, California. Comes with COA by Dwain Rogers at Texas Flint Authentication & NWAC SOP.
$125

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815-2010
Type: Parman Asymmetrical Knife
Material: Flow Banded Obsidian 
Size: 2-3/4" Long x 1" Wide.
Grade: G-6.5
Provenance: Found by Brian Kinney whiles surface hunting private land located near Crump Lake in Lake County, Oregon by the Michael Hough Collection. Comes with COA by Dwain Rogers at Texas Flint Authentication.    
$175

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805-2010
Type: Archaic Paddle Knife
Material: Nevada Sage Moss Agate 
Size: 2-7/16" Long x 1-1/8" Wide.
Grade: G-8
Provenance: Found by the Curran Family while surface hunting private land located in the Carson Sinks region near Fallon in Churchill County, Nevada during the 1960's by the Jim Curran Collection. Comes with COA by Dwain Rogers at Texas $150

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83809) Lookingbill / Hawken type of Knife made of a highly translucent moss agate with a jelly like appearance with opalescent hues in the stone matrix. This specimen was part of the Gene Favell inventory deaccessioned to Jeb Taylor in 2003-2004, x Charlie Mitchell, Mark Berreth Collections. It was made using random percussion then just enough pressure flaking to create a functional utilitarian form. The blades are slightly beveled from subsequent ancient resharpening. Cross section exhibits some curvature, but evens out given that large flakes where removed from the ventral face. Patination shows darkish mineral deposits suggestive of a river or mash find with some silica devitrification on the stem. Lookingbill tends to be found in the Northern Plains to Rockies region, but occasionally types from other regions are found in the Far Western Great Basin likely as the result of prehistoric trade networks. It measures approx 2 3/8" x 1 3/8" x 3/8" and has a composite grade of G7.50. Was reportedly part of a Warner Valley, Lake County, Oregon frame. Comes with a NWAC COEP and a Rogers COA. $175

 

 

763-2010
Type: Pinto Basin
Material: Frosted Sheen Obsidian
Size: 1-7/16" Long x 1-1/16" Wide.
Grade: G-8
Provenance: Found by Floyd Hoytz Jr. While surface hunting on private land located in the Warner Valley in Lake County, Oregon during the 1960-70's. Comes with COA by Dwain Rogers, SOP by Tony Hardie, and a NWAC SOP.
$200

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493-2010) Windust Farrington Recurved Stemmed Lanceolate with Chisel Tip made of a dark gray to black flow banded Glass Buttes obsidian that has extremely heavy patination and abundant alkali lake mineral deposits. This specimen measures a healthy 2 7/8" in  length and has primary clamshell percussion followed by short collateral pressure flaking resulting in a subdued but sturdy median ridge on each face. The chisel tip was subsequently added as the point was rejuvenated from resharpening, the stem is heavily ground with short shallow pressure fluting or thinning. Very fine artifact of G8 Quality, was found by Floyd Hoyz Sr. while surface hunting private land located outside of Lakeview in Lake Co, OR during the 1960's, x Floyd Hoyz Jr, Bob Monchamp, Tony Hardie Colls. Comes with a Hardie SOP, comes with a Rogers COA. $625

 

RJC-60107) Buchanen Eared made of a colorful yellow-green, dark green, maroon, and cherry red sardis / carnelian rich jasper. This relic is x John Cockrell, SE Oregon or Northern Nevada and was purchased on 3/22/2007 from Allard Auctions. It is quite thin and lenticular in cross section with strong blade edge bevels. It has an auricle ding as well as blade edge use wear typical of a utilitarian implement. The luster of the stone is waxy and appears to have some wind blown sand or creek polish. This form strongly resembles the Allen type found on the Plains as it has high quality oblique parallel flaking scars on the dorsal face. It measures 3" x 29/32" 5/16" and has a composite G.80 grade. Comes with a NWAC Certificate of Evaluation and Provenance. $185

 

806-2010) San Rafael / Northern Side Notch Atlatl Dart Point made of a beautiful agatized and opalized petrified wood. This gem measures approx 2 3/8" x 1 1/16" x 3/8" and was made using primary followed by several stages of bifacial pressure flaking, notching, and grinding to form. The lithic material is nicely opalized which means it was very difficult to flint knap, that said, the maker did a remarkable job working this stone into an amazing artifact. It has a rich waxy patinated luster with plenty of mineralization in all of the right places. Was found by the Curran Family while surface hunting private land located in the Carson Sinks region near Fallon in Churchill County, Nevada during the 1960's by the family of Jim Curran, x Terry Baxter Collection. Comes with COA by Dwain Rogers at Texas Flint Authentication along with a NWAC SOP. $250

 

763-2007) Composite Half Moon / Type III Butterfly Paleo Crescent made of a gold, brown, cream, and butterscotch colored opalized petrified wood. This specimen was made using percussion followed by strategic bifacial pressure flaking to thin the faces, form saw tooth edge serrations, and create varying bevel blade angles. It measures approx 1 13/16" x 7/8" x 1/4" and has a derived grade of G7.85.  This was a utilitarian multi purpose implement with abundant use wear and an intentional burin strike on one distal end, the opposite distal end has a rounded blunt nose that appears to have been used as a scraper while the mid sections are ground possibly in the course of use. Patination is moderate with abundant alkali mineral deposits. Skip Lane found this relic while surface hunting on privately owned ranch property in the Alvord Desert region of Harney Co, OR. Ben Stermer issued a COA on 8/13/2010 as a Type III Butterfly Crescent. Comes with a NWAC COEP. $250

 

 

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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