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California Charmstones Page 1   Page 2

This page contains Ancient Native American Indian Charmstones from California, for Desert Charmstones, Crystals and Charmstones from other states please see our Bone & Shell pages (which includes Ornamental Stone items, such as stone beads and pendants.)
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Item: Type: Nevada Charmstone Provenance: Price
JCCS2 An absolutely gorgeous polished black hardstone Nevada "Ringed" Charmstone in absolutely perfect condition. It has Recovered from 350.00
the Nevadan-specific, typical channel groove as shown at the top of photo 4 as well as another trait unique to Nevadan Churchill Co., NV
Charmstones which is a "ring" around it's tip. This is a VERY RARE artifact. To the best of my knowledge, there are
only 2 states which have this type of artifact, California and Arizona, and for every 20 Californian charmstones I see, I
only see ONE Nevadan charmstone, making this a very rare item. It also has slight caliche deposits near it's tip, which
indicates that it most likely set on an ancient dried-up lake bed, where this type of artifact is normally found.
  Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 2,500 to 3,000 years old
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Item: Type: Nevada Charmstone Provenance: Price
JCCS3 A highly unusual and very rare Nevada "ringed" Charmstone which is most fascinating because it's in its "rough shaping- Recovered from 300.00
stage form" which followed the pecking process for shaping, but which preceded the "polishing stage" to complete its Washoe Co., NV
manufacture. It's in perfect condition with all features defined, including the standard Nevada Charmstone "groove" at the
tip for hafting as well as the "neck ring" which was also used to facilitate hafting for suspension. The most interesting feature
of this rare artifact is that it retains the "pecking marks" from hours of painstaking work to complete its "shaping" before the
polishing process. A great study piece which adequately demonstrates the involved process to create this enigmatic artifact.
  Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 2,500 to 3,000 years old
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Item: Type: Nevada Charmstone Provenance: Price
JCCS4 A very rare off-white, mottled blue and blue-gray marble Nevada Grooved Charmstone Recovered from 275.00
which is almost in perfect condition. (It has a small 1/4" chip from it's base on one side, Churchill Co., NV  
best seen in photo 4, slightly to the right of center at the base) This "form" of a Charmstone
is quite atypical for Nevada, and is most likely a unique, one-of-a-kind artifact
  Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 2,500 to 3,000 years old
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Item: Type: Nevada Charmstone Provenance: Price
JCCS5 An absolutely gorgeous polished black schist Nevada "Ringed" Charmstone in absolutely Recovered from 300.00
perfect condition. It has the Nevadan-specific, typical channel groove as shown at the top Churchill Co., NV
of photo 4 as well as another trait unique to Nevadan Charmstones which is a "ring" around
it's tip. This is a VERY RARE artifact. To the best of my knowledge, there are only 2
states which have this type of artifact, California and Arizona, and for every 20 Californian
charmstones I see, I only see ONE Nevadan charmstone, making this a very rare item.
  Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 2,500 to 3,000 years old
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Item: Type: Nevada Charmstone Provenance: Price
JCCS6 A highly unusual and very rare Nevada "ringed" Charmstone which is most fascinating because it's in Recovered from 300.00
between its "rough shaping-stage form" and the "polishing stage" which followed the pecking process for Washoe Co., NV
shaping to complete its manufacture. It's in perfect condition with all features defined, including the
standard Nevada Charmstone "groove" at the tip for hafting as well as the "neck ring" which was also used
to facilitate hafting for suspension. The most interesting feature of this rare artifact is that it retains the
"pecking marks" from hours of painstaking work to complete its "shaping" before the polishing process.
A great study piece which adequately demonstrates the involved process to create this enigmatic artifact.
  Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 2,500 to 3,000 years old
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Item: Type: Nevada Atlatl Weight Partial Provenance: Price
JCCS7 A (relatively) HUGE and gorgeous mottled green marble Paleo Atlatl Weight Partial. From what is left of this rare Recovered from 300.00
artifact (exactly 50% of it's original length) one can easily conclude that this was created to hunt the BIG game Churchill Co., NV  
animals of the Paleo period. (Woolly Mammoths and their cousins) It has the typical bottom groove used to "set"
this one firmly against an atlatl shaft, as well as the end groove, used to bind this weight to the atlatl shaft. This is
quite a rare piece, and I wish the finder had found the other half. Quite unusual in size, material, age and form.
  Era: Paleo Period - 8,000 to 13,200 years old
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Item: Type: Museum Grade Nevada Charmstone Provenance: Price
JCCS8 An absolutely gorgeous polished black hardstone Nevada "Ringed" Charmstone in absolutely perfect condition. It has the Recovered from 750.00
Nevadan-specific, typical channel groove as shown at the top of photo 3 as well as another trait unique to Nevadan Churchill Co., NV
Charmstones which is a "ring" around it's tip. This is a VERY RARE artifact. To the best of my knowledge, there are only 2
states which have this type of artifact, California and Arizona, and for every 20 Californian charmstones I see, I only see
ONE Nevadan charmstone, making this a very rare item. Its two most outstanding features, other than being museum grade
perfect are the very intricate "pecking" patterns to its tip, intentionally left "rough" by its creator in order to effect a better
hafting surface and its geological layered diagonal banding, best seen in photo 5. This is truly one of the best of the best.
  Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 2,500 to 3,000 years old
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Item: Type: Nevada Charmstone Provenance: Price
JCCS9 An absolutely gorgeous polished black hardstone Nevada "Ringed" Charmstone in absolutely perfect Recovered from 450.00
condition. It has the Nevadan-specific, typical channel groove as shown at the top of photo 3 as well as Pershing Co., NV
another trait unique to Nevadan Charmstones which is a "ring" around it's tip. This is a VERY RARE artifact.
To the best of my knowledge, there are only 2 states which have this type of artifact, California and Arizona,
and for every 20 Californian charmstones I see, I only see ONE Nevadan charmstone, making this a very
rare item. Another interesting trait of Nevadan Charmstones, which is clearly shown with this artifact in photo
7, is the intentional "scoring" of the Charmstone's groove, to further facilitate solid adhesion to it's suspension
  Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 2,500 to 3,000 years old

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHCS1583 A brown and gray hardstone scored Charmstone which shows all Recovered in 110.00
indications of having been in some sort of fire. The surfaces have Contra Costa Co., CA 75.00
surface cracks as shown in photos 5 through 9, and it has serious (more info to buyer)
fire popping around the notched suspension end. It has a slight
circular flat spot along it's waistline, shown in the center of photo 1. Ex: Michael Hough

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHCS1592 A lavender-gray volcanic rock Charmstone Undocumented, most likely SOLD
planform which is lacking in notches or drilling Northern California  
to make it complete. Excellent condition. Ex: Michael Hough  

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHCS1595 A VERY chopped-up green hardstone drilled and notched Recovered in SOLD
ball-shaped Charmstone which is still miraculously intact. Santa Clara Co., CA  
Ex: Michael Hough

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
MHCS1455 A mottled green steatite pierced Charmstone Found by L.L. Valdivia in 125.00
anciently missing a section of the surface above the Santa Barbara Co., CA 85.00
suspension hole (photo5) and having a quite scuffed 
up surface from close brushes with farming machinery

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACCS1 A nice, fairly broad drilled gray Charm  Recovered on private farmland near 225.00
stone which has some slight surface pitting Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the
but appears to be intact as it was made 1950's through 1960's
Attributed to the Yokuts Tribe. (More information to buyer)
Ex: Leon Taylor

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACCS19 A highly interesting green steatite drilled and  Recovered on private farmland near 350.00
scored Charmstone. This one has many many old Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the
surface scratches, most of which are probably 1950's through 1960's
remnants from the manufacturing process (More information to buyer)
Ex: Leon Taylor

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACCS20 A nice mottled greenish-brown hardstone Recovered on private farmland near 225.00
stemmed Charmstone which is in very good Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the
condition considering the farming environment 1950's through 1960's
where is was found (More information to buyer)
Ex: Leon Taylor

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACCS23 A mottled off-white and light gray vertically   Recovered on private farmland near 175.00
banded (layered) stemmed Charmstone. It has Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the
slight surface scratching and a few small, shallow 1950's through 1960's
pit marks but is overall in very good condition (More information to buyer)
Ex: Leon Taylor

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACCS27 A green and black hardstone Recovered on private farmland near 300.00
stemmed Charmstone in Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the
excellent condition 1950's through 1960's
(More information to buyer)
Ex: Leon Taylor

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACCS29 A very attractive green and black granite Recovered on private farmland near 225.00
knobbed Charmstone which has a bit of a flat Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the
area on one side (right side in photo 2) and has 1950's through 1960's
a few slight, shallow surface nicks. (Left side (More information to buyer)
of photo 1) Ex: Leon Taylor

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
ACCS31 A fair-sized, quartzite drilled  Recovered on private farmland near 120.00
charmstone showing slight surface Alpaugh in Tulare Co., CA during the
chipping from farming equipment 1950's through 1960's
(More information to buyer)
Ex: Leon Taylor

Item: Type: Provenance: Price
GBCS8 A blue-gray schist drilled Recovered in 450.00
Charmstone having a rustic Sonoma Co., CA
surface. The base is a little bit
chipped (Photo 9) and it has a
suspension groove on the end
with the hole (Photos 7 & 8)

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