Broken dart point?

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Found this broken point this evening. Disregard the second set of duplicate photos..

Far Northern California.

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Kind of a grey obsidian.

I’m a real greenhorn when it comes to typing an artifact.

My guess was a Elko Split Stem type?
 
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Good guess, Elko Split Stem. Get back out there and find some more! What county are you in?
 
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T.C. I'd be out looking if I could get the planets aligned properly so as to have a little sunlight to myself.

I'm actually wanting to do a bit of looking in your direction.
Not quite all the way to K.F.
 

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Nice find I keep going back for a look and now I can see a reworked Elko split stem . I hunted a little around Surprise valley and Goose Lake and Always wanted to walk Eagle Lake .
 
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Nice find I keep going back for a look and now I can see a reworked Elko split stem . I hunted a little around Surprise valley and Goose Lake and Always wanted to walk Eagle Lake .

Help me out SouthFork...what were you seeing at first?
What gives the appearance of being reworked?

I did notice the stem was thinner than the rest of the point and didn't share the elliptical cross section. This is mainly evident on the second picture.
Are you thinking this was a point where perhaps the base broke off and they reworked a new base onto the damaged point?

Just trying to learn.
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I think I need to travel a little bit to get into some areas that were occupied for longer periods of time. The paleo lakes seem like a good place to look. Especially considering the historical shorelines have been studied and described in many instances.
 

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At first I thinking Northern Side Notched Cluster but with some barbs on the shoulders in my minds eye I see a Elko Split Stem . Just a guess on my part nothing jumped out as far as type but your in the right area for either type . Help my cloudy memory what county are you in ?
 
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At first I thinking Northern Side Notched Cluster but with some barbs on the shoulders in my minds eye I see a Elko Split Stem . Just a guess on my part nothing jumped out as far as type but your in the right area for either type . Help my cloudy memory what county are you in ?

I guess what I'm seeing (or feeling) is "basal thinning" in the second photo?
I'm all the way to the top of Ca.
 

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I guess I can't help you because all the way to the top covers a large area .
 
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I guess I can't help you because all the way to the top covers a large area .

Indeed it does. Takes me 4 hours to drive across just my county.
I typically limit my travels to the Shasta, Trinity, Siskiyou, Modoc, Klamath, Jackson, and Josephine areas. 28,000 square miles?!
 
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