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531-2010) Great Basin Scottsbluff or Alberta made of opaque black color obsidian. Measures approx 1 3/4" x 1 1/8" x 9/32" and has excellent bifacial pressure flaking and heavy stem edge grinding. Has an ancient tip impact fracture and has seen several stages of ancient resharpening which has reduced size by at least 50%, overall G4 Quality. Was found on private property located in Harney County, Oregon, x Mark Dennison Collection, x Jackson Galleries. Comes with a Dwain Rogers COA as a Scottsbluff. $275

 

 

 

2911-2016) Half Moon Paleo Crescent made of a dark tinted semi transparent banded gem obsidian. Measures approx 3 3/8" x 1 1/8" x 5/16" and has very nice bifacial collateral pressure followed by even edge perimeter flaking. The stone has a nice wind blown alkali mineralized luster while condition is nearly mint, G8-9 Quality. Was found on private property located in far west Lake County, Oregon (A-75A), x Michael Gray Collection. $350
 

 

 

 

2907-2016) Set of 6 Great Basin Points and Tools made of various lithic materials including obsidian, glassy basalt, chalcedony, jasper, and dacite. The longest specimen measures approx 3 1/6" in length. From top left to bottom right: Western Stemmed dart, probably an expended Parman, opaque obsidian, G4 quality; Quarter Moon Paleo Crescent made of fine grain glassy basalt, well made with prismatic cross section due to single ridge on the dorsal face, G6; Rosegate Arrowpoint made of white to clear chalcedony, waxy patina, G5 Quality; Interesting asymmetrical knife, tempting to call it GB Cody Complex, will say Humboldt, has shear damage so G2-3; Net Gauge made of gray color dacite; and a large crested knife / scraper combo made of mossy jasper, G7-8. These were found on private ranch property located in Lake County, Oregon by John Cernick during the 1960-70's, x Randy McIntosh. $60
 

 

 

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
 

 

 

 

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
 

 

 

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
 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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
 

 

 

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
 

 

 

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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