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2751-2016) Triangular Basketmaker or Desert Culture beveled knife made of a maroon, red, pink, orange and light blue color petrified dinosaur bone. Comes with a Western Typology COA.
 

 

2787-2016) Set of 57 Great Basin field grade points and partials mostly made of various types of obsidian. The longest specimen measures approx 2 5/8" in length. There is a good mix in this set with whole but worn archaic knives, some Western Stemmed, an interesting little prismatic pendant made of scarce Burns green obsidian, some Humboldts, Elkos, Cascades, Rose Springs, Alkali Arrowpoints along with some other good stuff, G1-4 Quality. These were found on private property located in SE, Oregon as part of a Klamath Falls Collection, x Terry Clemens. $25
 

 

2786-2016) Set of 3 Great Basin Paleos including a Cougar Mountain stem, a Silver Lake dart Point and a Butterfly Crescent, all made of obsidian. The longest specimen measures approx 1 7/16" in length, G1-3 Quality. The location where they were found is unrecorded but hails from a Prescott Valley, Arizona collection, x Mark DeLorme. $35

 

2783-2016) Set of 51 Great Basin field grade points and partials made of various lithic materials including obsidian, chalcedony, chert, petrified wood, and jasper. The largest specimen measures approx 2 3/8" in length. Most of these have some form of damage or are worn from heavy usage, G1-3 Quality. The location where they were found is unrecorded but hails from a Prescott Valley, Arizona collection, x Mark DeLorme. $15
 

 

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

 

2778-2016) Old Cordilleran Hand Held Leaf Knife made of black color obsidian. Measures approx 3 1/16" x 1 1/2" x 7/16" and has random bifacial percussion followed by selective direct pressure flaking. It has a distinctive worn chisel tip along with some blade edge beveling, overall in decent 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. $25
 

 

2777-2016) Cascade Combo Knife made of a black color obsidian. Measures approx 2 9/16" x 1 3/8" x 5/16" and has large shallow bifacial percussion followed by multiple stages of direct pressure flaking to form. Overall in good condition with a rich alkali mineralized luster, G6 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. $25
 

 

2776-2016) Prismatic Old Cordilleran Leaf Blade made of opaque black color obsidian. Measures approx 2 13/16" x 1 5/16" x 5/16" and has longitudinal percussion strikes followed by selective edge pressure flaking around the perimeter. Overall in fairly good condition, G5-6 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. $35
 

 

2775-2016) Cascade Leaf Knife made of a opaque black color obsidian. Measures at 4" x 1 3/16" x 7/16" and has bifacial random percussion followed by select direct pressure flaking to form, blade has some twist. Has a nice patinated and mineralized luster and is in good condition, 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. $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
 

 

2773-2016) Cascade Leaf Blade made of a opaque black color obsidian. Measures at 3 13/16" x 1 3/8" x 7/16" and has oblique parallel ribbon pressure flaking on each face along with a crusty alkali mineralized patinated luster. It is in fair condition save for a nicked tip so 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. $35
 

 

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
 

 

2765-2016) Quarter Moon Paleo Crescent made of a black color mineralized obsidian. Measures at 2 3/4" x 3/4" x 1/2" and has collateral bifacial percussion followed by pressure flaking to form. It is a robust relic with a heavily patinated and mineralized luster. Condition is good with what appears to be striking platforms on each distal end suggesting that this may have been a unfinished relic or one that was rapidly employed for use, G7 Quality. This specimen was found on private property near Clearlake in California, x Gary Deas Collection. $100
 

 

2764-2016) Old Cordilleran Leaf Lanceolate made of a mega patinated and alkali mineralized black obisidan. Measures approx 2 11/16" x 3/4" x 3/8" and has bifacial controlled collateral percussion followed by edge pressure flaking and stem grinding. It is caked in alkali mineral deposits and is in good condition, G7 Quality. This specimen was found on private property near Clearlake in California, x Gary Deas Collection. $50
 

 

2763-2016) Cascade dart point made of an opaque black color obsidian. This specimen measures approx 2 3/16" x 11/16" x 1/4" and has superb bifacial pressure flaking all over along with some blade edge serrations. It has some beveling from ancient resharpening along with a nice patinated and mineralized luster. Condition is very good, G7-8 Quality. Was found on private property located in the Warner Valley, Lake Co, Oregon during the 1950's x Michael Gray. $75
 

 

2762-2016) Assymetrical Knife (Great Basin Cody Complex?) made of black and gray color Glass Buttes obsidian. This specimen measures approx 1 3/4" x 13/16" x 1/4" and has multiple stages of fine bifacial pressure flaking along with moderate to heavy stem and basal margin grinding resulting in weak shoulders. The blade edges are beveled from several stages of ancient resharpening. Condition shows abundant ancient use wear and a broken tip, G4 Quality, interesting relic. Was found on private property located in the Warner Valley, Lake Co, Oregon during the 1950's x Michael Gray. $35
 

 

2761-2015) Humboldt dart point made of a light to medium gray color banded obsidian. This specimen measures approx 1 15/16" x 7/8" x 1/4" and has bifacial oblique parallel pressure flaking resulting in alternate right hand blade edge beveling and torque. The lateral stem edges and basal margin have moderate grinding with weak shouldering. Condition is fairly good with worn auricles, G4-5 Quality. Was found on private property located in the Warner Valley, Lake Co, Oregon during the 1950's x Michael Gray. $35
 

 

2759-2016) T-Stem Parman or Lind Coulee dart point made of an opaque black color obsidian. Measures at 2" x 9/16" x 3/16" and has fine bifacial collateral pressure flaking resulting in a median ridge. Has some cortex near the tip, otherwise good condition, G5 Quality. Was reportedly found on private property located in the Great Basin region of SE Oregon, x Jay Robinson. $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
 

 

2757-2016) Great Basin Cody Complex Hafted Knife made of a black color opaque obsidian. Measures approx 2 1/4" x 5/8" x 5/16" and has bifacial collateral pressure flaking resulting in a median ridge. The blade edges have beveling and one face has stacking so G4 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
 

 

2755-2016) Half Moon Denticulate Paleo Crescent made of a opaque black color sucrosic obsidian. This specimen measures approx 2 5/8" x 7/8" x 7/16" and has random bifacial percussion followed by selective edge pressure flaking to form. The upper incurvate edge has large spurs while the excurvate edge is steeply beveled. Condition is good with abundant ancient use wear, G4-5 Quality. Was found on private propertly during the 1970's in Humboldt Co, Nevada, x Randy McIntosh Collection. $40
 

 

2754-2016) Miniature Silver Lake Paleoarchaic Dart made of a black opaque obsidian. This specimen measures approx 1 1/8" x 11/16" x 3/16" and has random bifacial percussion followed by multiple stages of pressure flaking which have reduced the length of the blade significantly. It has a well ground stem and abundant mineral deposits, G4 Quality. Was part of a small Calistoga, CA collection and was reportedly found in Nevada, x Mark Salvestrin Collection. $35
 

 

2745-2016) Butterfly Paleo Crescent made of an off-white, cream, light blue, and peach color chert. Measures approx 1 9/16" x 7/8" x 1/4" and has nice bifacial random percussion followed by multiple stages of pressure flaking and grinding to form. Overall in very good condition with some ancient use wear on graver spurs, G8 Quality. Was reportedly found on private property located in Nevada, x Rick Stevens collection. $600
 

 

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
 

 

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

 

453-2010 [2015] Alberta Hafted Scraper made of an extremely patinated, devitrified and mineralized banded opaque obsidian. This specimen measures approx 1 3/8" x 1 1/2" x 3/8". It was found by Carrol B. Howe while surface hunting private land located at Ft. Rock in Lake County, Oregon during the 1930-60's, x Hank Johnson, Tony Stoddard Colls. The photos simply do not do the ultra fine flaking justice as this relic has multiple longitudinal thinning strikes on the stem as well as even parallel edge pressure flaking along each bevel of the distal working end, G8+ quality for such a rare Cody Complex tool, in many respects is analogous to the Plains Cody Knife, comes with a Rogers COA. $300

 

1885-2014) Quarter Moon Paleo Crescent made of an orange colored jasper. This specimen measures approx 1 3/4" x 11/16" x 3/16" and has excellent bifacial clamshell percussion followed by selective pressure flaking. It is very well patinated with a nice waxy luster. One distal end is sheared off during use so G3 Quality. Was found on private property located in Owyhee County, Idaho, x Steve Werre Collection. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $35
 

 

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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