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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
 

 

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
 

 

2596-2015) Little Colorado Stemmed Dart Point made of a light gray, purple, and orange color petrified wood. Measures approx 2" x 15/16" x 3/16" and has good bifacial pressure flaking resulting in a thin lenticular cross section. The bell shaped stem is moderately edge ground and has a worn chisel like tip. Overall in good condition, G6 Quality. This point shares attributes with Lake Mohave, Parman, and Silver Lake types also found in the Great Basin region. Was found on private property located in Northern Nevada, x Gordon P. Espamer, Jim Bennett, comes with a Western Typology COA. $350

 

2599-2015) Eccentric Half Moon Crescent scraper or partial made of a black color obsidian. Measures approx 1 9/16" x 1 1/8" x 5/16" and has random bifacial percussion followed by selective pressure flaking. Has worn heavy serrations along with a richly patinated and mineralized luster. Condition is fair with abundant ancient use wear, G4 Quality. Was found on private property located near Klamath Falls in Klamath County, Oregon, x Wayne Pollaccia Collection. $50
 

 

 

2282-2014) Old Cordilleran Leaf Blade made of a beautiful green, blue-green, maroon, olive, tan, and brown color agatized Petrified Wood. This specimen measures approx 3 1/4" x 1 9/16" x 3/8" and has random bifacial percussion followed by several stages of selective pressure flaking to form. The lithic is slightly opalized which challenged the maker to work resulting in some minor stacking, otherwise in good condition and G7 Quality. Was reportedly found on private property by Roy Mudge in the Blackrock Desert, NV region, x Gordon Erspamer, Jim Bennett. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $850
 


 

 

2285-2014) Quarter Moon Paleo Crescent made of black opaque obsidian. This specimen measures approx 2 5/16" x 5/8" x 5/16" and has a mix of bifacial collateral pressure with random pressure flaking to form. The excurvate edge has worn serrations while the distal ends appear to be broken from use, G4 Quality. Has a heavy alkali lake mineralized luster on the dorsal face with onion skin on the ventral. Was reportedly found by Kenneth Stewart on private property located in Lake County, Oregon during the 1950-60's. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $30
 

 

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 approx 2 7/8" x 1 1/16" x 3/8" 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 and NWAC SOP. $570

 

84509) Goshen or Blackrock Concave Base Atlatl Dart Point anciently resharpened down and possibly used as a hafted knife. Measures approx 1 5/8" x 1" x 5/16". This specimen is made of a fine semi translucent tinted obsidian with tight oblique flow banding. Workmanship includes a mixture of collateral pressure and horizontal transverse pressure flaking followed by short longitudinal basal thinning strikes. The stem has tiny little auricles and is of good width indicating that originally this was a much longer point. During the ancient resharpening process the maker ran into a rough area on the dorsal face and did a good job thinning it down. The tip has suffered an impact fracture and the patination is quite heavy with abundant alkali type of mineral deposits. Was a surface find by Vernon Imel during the 1920-30ís in Klamath Co, OR, x Jess Anders coll. This is a rare and solid Great Basin Paleo with Midland as an analog. Comes with a NWAC COEP with a G6.55 grade. $200

 

2186-2014) Humboldt Constricted Base Lanceolate made of black opaque obsidian. Measures approx 2 7/8" x 1" x 5/16" and has superior bifacial collateral serial oblique parallel ribbon pressure flaking resulting in strong median ridges on each face and a rhomboid shape cross section. The lateral stem edges are moderately ground while the tip is nippled with a remnant graver spur. Does have a small bit of ancient use wear along the blade edge and near the tip, otherwise G9 Quality with workmanship 10+. Has very heavy mineralization on one face and overall extremely well patinated. This specimen was found on private property located near Burns, in Harney County, Oregon during the 1960's, x David Fauske Collection. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $500
 

 

 

2163-2014) Great Basin Cody Knife made of a medium gray opaque fine grained obsidian. This specimen measures approx 1 1/2" x 1" x 3/16" and has bifacial collateral pressure flaking along with multiple ancient resharpenings which have completely reduced the blade until exhaustion, G4 Quality. The tip is rounded from ancient use wear while the blade edges are moderately serrated. The stem is heavily ground along the lateral edges and basal margin and has multiple longitudinal thinning strikes often seen with GB Alberta type of points. Has a wind blown sand dune type of patinated luster with trace mineral deposits. Was reportedly found in the Blackrock Desert Region, Nevada, x Randy McIntosh, Rich Dubbs, and John Byrd Collections. Comes with a NWAC SOP. $100
 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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.
$4
50

 

 

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

 

 

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. $150

 

 

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

 

 

 

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