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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

 


 

 

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

 

 

 

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
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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

 

 

 

 

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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