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2325-2014) Blackrock Concave Base / Goshen Paleo Point made of a dark brown tinted semi transparent obsidian. Measures approx 1 1/2" x 1 13/16" x 3/16" and has bifacial random percussion followed by selective horizontal transverse pressure flaking and tertiary edgework to form. The lateral stem edges are heavily ground and the basal margin has steep beveling. Has been extensively resharpened in ancient times resulting in some asymmetry and a worn graver spur tip. Does have a nicked auricle and blade edge near the tip, G5 Quality. The stone is mega patinated and heavily mineralized particularly on one face. Was reportedly found on private property located in the Eastern Oregon area, x Thomas Walters Collection. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $250
 

 

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
 

 

2323-2014) Prismatic Uniface Multipurpose Tool made of a maroon, orange, red, and purple color Biggs Junction Jasper. This specimen measures approx 2 7/8" x 15/16" x 1/8" and has very fine perimeter edge pressure flaking along with distinctive graver spurs on each end. The stone is well patinated and mineralized while condition is near mint, G10 Tool Quality. Was reportedly found on private property located in Southern Oregon, x Randy McNeice Collection. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $75
 


2283-2014) 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. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $1,000
 

 

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

 

2223-2014) Set of 10 Select Great Basin Arrowpoints made of various types of obsidian and clear agate. Set includes Rosegate, Wallula, Alkali, Gunther, Rose Springs, and Elko types. The longest point measures approx 1 7/8" in length. These are all in near min to mint condition with quality ranging from G7-9 range. Overall an highly select group, all have excellent patination, most are caked in mineral deposits. Some of the flaking is top shelf while form is very good and classic to type points, plenty of value in this frame. These were part of a frame that I acquired from Allard Auctions in 2013 labeled as Eastern Oregon. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $200
 

 

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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