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Gem Points Page 1

This page features either arrowheads made from colorful and scarce gem stone material OR EXCEPTIONAL arrowheads of "Gem" quality, The Best of the Best !
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Item: Type: RARE Green Obsidian Desert Side-notched Arrowhead Provenance: Price
DFGP3 yeow... I'm humbled in the presence of this point, having handled thousands upon thousands of Found in Prineville, Crook Co., 1,500.00
artifacts for more than 50 years, I have to say that this beauty is one of the absolute BEST Oregon during the 1920's 4/12 ON-HOLD fk
artifacts I've ever had the privilege of holding. An absolutely GORGEOUS and RARE Green
Obsidian Desert Side-notched Arrowhead which was created by one of the very best Master
Knappers ever! It's quite "over-sized" for it's type, and is just breathtakingly impressive in every
way. Now I know that this one is "pricey", (for the type) but I promise you that you will never
see another artifact having this quality of craftsmanship, rarity of material and aesthetic beauty as
this little gem in your entire lifetime. I give this jewel a grade of G10+++
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old Stermer COA
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Item: Type: Northern Side Notched Provenance: Price
DFGP4 A HIGHLY unusual, multi-colored pink, blue, white, beige and burgundy Silicified wood

Found during the early 1900's

500.00
Northern Side Notched Arrowhead which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by a more in Minidoka Co., ID
than just experienced knapper. At first I thought that it had slight lateral nicks to the
corners of the base as well as to the tip of one barb above the notch (right side in photo
4) but under microscopic examination, these appear to simply be part of the knapper's
technique. Needless to say, I have to label this one as VERY RARE, because
somewhere around 98% of ALL Northern Side Notched points were made from
obsidian, and personally I've never seen this type in such a colorful and attractive material
Era: Early to Late Archaic Period - 3,000 to 9,000 years old Stermer COA

 

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Item: Type: Humboldt Expanded Base Provenance: Price
TDIFW54 A very impressive and colorful translucent orange agate with brown jasper veins Humboldt Found during the 1940's through SOLD
Expanded Base Dart point which is thoroughly flaked on both faces to a median ridge. 1960's by the Spradling family  
Side B has a single vertical ledge running next to the left edge on side B from the exact in Northern Nevada 2/5
horizontal mid-line to a point halfway to the tip. Because of the superior and intricate
flaking, this feature is almost unnoticeable. Just a real good looking and ancient point.
Era: Archaic Period - 5,000 to 7,000 years old Stermer COA dlfw
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Item: Type: Humboldt Triangular Provenance: Price
TDIFW69 A very thin fully translucent (and my "test" in order to assign ANY artifact "FULL translucence" is if Offered for sale by the original finder who 750.00
you can set the artifact on a newspaper and actually read the newspaper under the artifact... we're recovered this beauty from the Warner 600.00
strict with our terminology, in order to not mis-lead our valued customers, and certain "key" phrases Valley area in Lake County, Oregon
are very sparingly used!) opalescent obsidian Humboldt Triangular dart point showing just the slightest
hint of subdued diagonal banding. It is THOROUGLY and VERY INTRICATELY flaked on both
faces by a (near?) master knapper. Actually, the flaking patterns are to die for. Under microscopic
examination, this one is PERFECT!!! and it has good and full basal grinding not only to the edges of
the hafted base but to the bottom edge as well. (This is a strong testimony which places this beauty
into the Paleo/Archaic transitional period; not surprisingly so, because in my own personal opinion,
almost all Paleo and early Archaic period artifacts displayed superior craftsmanship as well as superior
host stone material.) This one qualifies for listing on our Gem Points page as well. I'm not going to
insult the HIGH quality of this beauty by simply calling it a "choice piece"... it's better than that.  
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old Stermer COA dlfw - dlpa
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Item: Type: Shaniko Stemmed Provenance: Price
TDIGP612 A most fascinating, fairly thick Shaniko Stemmed Dart point made from an absolutely Recovered from the 275.00
gorgeous multi-colored, diagonally banded brown, red, orange, ice and white agate host Columbia River in 250.00
material. It was made on a larger flake, and retains a slightly bowed form from the original Morrow County, Oregon
flake's shape. It's fairly well flaked on both faces with very minute secondary pressure
flaking patterns to all 4 edges. Just a highly unusual and desirable gem point. Published in the
"Oregon Artifacts" article in I.A.M. (Indian Artifacts Magazine) Vol. 20-3 July 2001 pg. 38. Ex: Templeton
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 600 to 1600 years old Stermer COA
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Item: Type: Desert Sierra Provenance: Price
TDIFW630 A most attractive, almost paper-thin black dacite Desert Sierra Arrowhead which is well flaked on both Recovered from 250.00
faces with most intriguing "ribbon" oblique transverse flaking patterns on side A. The experienced Lake County, Oregon 4/12 ON-HOLD fk
knapper who created this beauty must not have been wearing his glasses when he made this one, as he
just missed "perfect symmetry" by a VERY close margin. Published in the "Oregon Artifacts" article in
I.A.M. (Indian Artifacts Magazine) Vol. 20-3 July 2001 pg. 42. Also published in Overstreet's Guide
to Indian Arrowheads, Edition 10 - page 1011 where it's listed as a G10. (perfect arrowhead)
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 700 years old Ex: Shaver dlfw

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Item: Type: Klickitat Provenance: Price
BHGP1 YIKES!... now this is probably the very best offering in this entire release, a paper- Provenance undocumented, but most 1,000.00
thin, super super delicate blue-gray and white chert Klickitat Dagger point which likely from Klickitat County, Washington
looks perfect to me. Definitely one of the finest Klickitats we've ever handled Ex: Daryl Baker
Hardie SOP (copy)
Era: Historic Phase - 160 to 300 years old Stermer COA  
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Item: Type: Klickitat Provenance: Price
BHGP2 A REAL Heart-breaker for sure. This one is a very thin, extremely well made gray chert Found by Les Packer on the 275.00
Klickitat Dagger point which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an obvious Master Hood River in Oregon
knapper. Sadly the very top of the tip was broken and glued, most likely through careless
handling since I can't imagine that the hunter would have recovered such a small section as was
broken. (Without the break, this one would be worth at least a grand, priced accordingly)
Era: Historic Phase - 160 to 300 years old Ex: Michael Hough  
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP16 A very thin and delicate slightly over-sized (for type) semi-translucent brown and Found on the Columbia River in the 300.00
red agate Columbia Plateau Arrowhead having sweeping barbs to die for. Made early 1900's by Dr. Byron Marshall 225.00
on a flake, it retains a 5% flat section on side A just above the stem and a 15%
vertical flat section on side B extending from the top of the stem upwards in the
center. This gem appears to be "all there", created by an advanced knapper
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old  
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP17 An interesting Olive colored jasper Columbia Plateau Arrowhead having a single translucent Recovered from 75.00
honey colored agate barb. Both barbs have a tick bite to their tips, but his one is otherwise Blalock Island, OR (NFI)
"all there". Flaking patterns are thorough and superior on both faces by an advanced knapper.
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP19 YEOW!... now here's a piece to write home about. A very delicate and quite Recovered from the 500.00
thin translucent moonstone and orange agate Columbia Plateau Birdpoint Snake River in Idaho (NFI) 400.00
Arrowhead. Made on a flake, it's thoroughly knapped on both faces by a master
knapper who took enough pride in his work to eliminate all traces of the host
flake's flat surfaces. It has a bifurcated stem and is in just PERFECT condition!
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old  
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP20 An absolutely GORGEOUS, almost paper-thin translucent red, moonstone and orange agate Found on the Columbia River in 750.00
Columbia Plateau Arrowhead which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an advanced knapper. Washington during the early 600.00
This one is "all there" as it was anciently made and used, although it does have a slight flat spot to 1900's by Dr. Byron Marshall
the bottom of the base where the "holding" extension was snapped off when the knapping
process was completed. It also has a diagonal crystal inclusion section just above the point of
one barb (right barb in photo 4) which obviously gave the knapper a hard time, but didn't stop
him. Lastly, the colorful agate swirl patterns in this piece are just plain awesome!
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old  
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP21 A fairly thin lavender, burgundy and orange agate Columbia Plateau Arrowhead which is well Found on the Columbia River in 125.00
flaked on both faces and which appears to be "all there", created by a very advanced knapper Washington during the early
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old 1900's by Dr. Byron Marshall
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP22 A paper-thin, delicate and well made moonstone agate Columbia Plateau Arrowhead. Found on the Columbia River in 125.00
Made on a flake, side A is thoroughly worked while side B retains a slight small flat Washington near the town of
section on the extending upwards from the basal stem and which was most likely used Vernita during the early 1900's
to facilitate hafting. It appears to be "all there" and is really a choice item by Dr. Byron Marshall
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old Ex: Brown Museum
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP23 A very delicate and very well made, almost paper-thin red, bluish-white and brown agate Columbia Plateau Found on the Columbia River in 350.00
Arrowhead which is fairly well flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper. As far as I can tell, this one is all there Washington near the town of 275.00
with the possible exception of a slight flat section to one corner of the basal stem, which may or may not have been Vernita during the early 1900's
intentional or from snapping off an extension piece intended to facilitate a grip while knapping this beauty. Regardless, by Dr. Byron Marshall
the super, super minute and detailed edge serrations are unbelievable, especially to the right edge in photo 2 Ex: Townsend
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old Ex: Brown Museum  
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP24 A paper-thin, very small and delicate translucent pink and red agate Columbia Plateau Birdpoint Recovered from the Columbia 75.00
Arrowhead. Both faces are fairly well flaked but do have smaller un-knapped flat sections. The River near The Dalles, OR by
agate swirl patterns and red tip make this one quite unique. The tip is slightly blunted (flat) as is Vance Van Den Driessche
one barb (right barb in photo 2) but this appears to be "as intended" by the knapper during the 1960's to 1970's
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP25 An ultra, almost paper-thin lavender, pink and burgundy agate Columbia Found on the Columbia River in 300.00
Plateau Arrowhead, thoroughly flaked on both faces by an experienced Washington near the town of 225.00
knapper and "all there" as it was anciently made Vernita during the early 1900's
by Dr. Byron Marshall
Ex: Brown Museum
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old Stermer COA  
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP26 A very thin, thoroughly flaked yellow agate Columbia Plateau Arrowhead, which lost Recovered from the Columbia 75.00
the tip from one barb in the olden days. Still an attractive piece well worth owning River in Washington (NFI)
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old Ex: Ken Gibson
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP27 A very thin and attractive red, pink, beige and blue agate Columbia Plateau Birdpoint Found by Jim Carrico on the 75.00
Arrowhead, which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an advanced knapper. This Columbia River, most likely in
little gem is "all there" as it was anciently made and is just a super piece! Washington
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old Hardie SOP (copy)
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP28 A good-sized (for type) translucent moonstone and honey colored agate Found by Jim Carrico on the 300.00
Columbia Plateau Arrowhead, thoroughly flaked on both faces by an advanced Columbia River, most likely in 225.00
knapper and "all there" as it was anciently made. This is one choice artifact! Washington
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old Hardie SOP (copy)  
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP29 An ultra-thin, delicate and very well made off-white and pink agate Columbia Plateau Birdpoint Found on the Columbia River, 125.00
Arrowhead well flaked on both faces by an advanced knapper. It has an interesting white and most likely in Washington (NFI)
crystal horizontal vein across the lower basal area, just for luck, I would assume. The very tip of
one barb "might" have a spider bite to it (right barb in photo 4). After examining this under the
microscope, I can't determine if it was just a result of it's initial knapping or not, priced accordingly
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP30 A very thin and delicate mottled pink and burgundy chert Columbia Plateau Found by Les Packer on the 75.00
Arrowhead well flaked on both faces by an experienced knapper. This one Columbia River in Kittitas
appears to be "all there" as it was anciently made. County, Washington
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old Ex: Michael Hough
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP31 A nice semi-translucent rootbeer agate Columbia Plateau Arrowhead well flaked Found by Lee Miner at the 85.00
on both faces by an experienced knapper. Although the very tips of all extremities Wakemap Mound site on the
are slightly flat this one appears to be "all there" as it was anciently made. Columbia River in Washington
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP32 A good-sized (for type) translucent moonstone agate Columbia Plateau Arrowhead somewhat well flaked on both Found by Les Packer 100.00
faces by an under-intermediate knapper. It has a small 3% flat section on the face of side A (left side in photo 2, almost on the Columbia River
in the center of this piece) and it has a relatively step "hump" just above the top of the basal stem on side B, which was at The Dalles, OR
intentional for use as a hafting stop on an amateurish level (Master knappers used a more refined and aesthetically
pleasing hafting stop). (photo 4) One corner of the basal stem appears to have been nicked in the old days (left side in
photos 2 & 5) but other than that, this one is "all there" as it was made in the old days. Not a piece created by a master
knapper, but for the attractive host material alone, this one deserved a place on the Gem Points page
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old Ex: Michael Hough
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Item: Type: Snake River Dart Provenance: Price
BHGP33 OK... so it's been around the block more than once, I couldn't help but list this one on our Gem Found by V. Borden on the 250.00
Points page for the beauty of the host material itself, not to mention it's size! A most attractive, Columbia River in Washington 200.00
translucent orange agate Snake River Dart point, made on a large agate flake and having thorough (NFI)
flaking patterns on side A, by a very experienced knapper, but retaining a 45% flat section in the
middle of side B from the original flake's surface. (photo 6) From microscopic examination the
only damage to this beauty is the loss of the tip of one barb (left side in photo 2) in ancient times.
The outstanding edge serrations somewhat make up for this loss
Era: Transitional to Classic Phase - 700 to 2000 years old  
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP34 A paper-thin GORGEOUS semi-translucent pink-red agate Columbia Plateau Recovered from the 300.00
Arrowhead thoroughly flaked on both faces by a knapper who had just Klickitat River in WA 250.00
graduated to the "Master Knapper" class. An outstanding piece, well flaked on
both faces and as perfect as the day it was made. This sucker just "glows" when
held up to the light. Truly a unique, very special and even rare "Gem Point"
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old Ex: Favell Museum  
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Item: Type: Gunther Barbed Provenance: Price
BHGP35 A fairly rare Californian Gunther Barbed Gempoint. This one is a paper-thin, very delicate Recovered from Shasta Co., CA 750.00
semi-translucent smoky obsidian Arrowhead which is thoroughly and intricately flaked on 600.00
both faces by a Master knapper. This one is in Perfect condition, as fresh as the day it was
made with VERY impressive, intricate edge serrations. They don't come any better than this!
Era: Developmental to Historic Phase - 200 to 1000 years old Ex: Michael Hough  
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Item: Type: Eastgate Provenance: Price
BHGP36 A very thin, well formed semi-translucent off-white chert Eastgate Arrowhead Recovered from the 150.00
which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an advanced knapper. It's a tad on Hood River, OR
the asymmetrical side, but still quite an impressive piece.
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 400 to 1500 years old Ex: Michael Hough
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Item: Type: Eastgate Provenance: Price
BHGP37 An almost paper-thin semi-translucent yellow and red agate Eastgate Recovered from the Columbia 125.00
Arrowhead which is well flaked on both faces by an upper-intermediate River in Oregon (NFI)
knapper. It's "all there" as fresh as the day it was made
Era: Developmental to Classic Phase - 400 to 1500 years old Ex: Michael Hough
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP38 A very attractive white agate Columbia Plateau Arrowhead which is thoroughly flaked on both Found by Les Packer on the 125.00
faces by an experienced knapper. It has a slight spider bite to the tip and the tip of one tang is Columbia River in Kittitas Co., WA
slightly ragged (right tang in photo 2) with the other tang having all indications of being re-worked
in ancient times. Still quite an attractive piece which well earns it's place on the Gem Points page
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP39 A simply OUTSTANDING and very thin, translucent red agate Columbia Plateau Found during the 1940's in 750.00
Arrowhead which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by a very advanced knapper. It's made Willamette Valley, OR by 600.00
in the "Gunther barbed asymmetrical style" and is "all there" as fresh as the day it was made. Vernon Immel near Conden, OR
Just a choice piece!
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old Stermer COA  
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Item: Type: Columbia Plateau Provenance: Price
BHGP40 A fairly thin, for it's size, light gray and tan chert Columbia Plateau Arrowhead Recovered from the Columbia 300.00
which is thoroughly flaked on both faces by an advanced knapper. It has a slight River in Washington (NFI) 250.00
spider bite to the very tip, but is otherwise "all there" and quite a choice piece
Era: Classic to Historic Phase - 200 to 500 years old Stocker SOP  

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