Obsidian finds

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These were found on a friends ranch on the eastern Sierra slopes. Many broke pieces but a nice mix of scrapers and lamellar blades too. This is also the first time I found a whole obsidian point! An Elko side notch I believe. My wife found the contracting stem base which though incomplete, is still awesome! The tip above it is not the same piece, I just set it up that way to show her what it would have looked like. The big piece is a mystery to me. It looks like a claw… but what could it be, a big scraper or skinning knife? It looks like it’s edges have been worn down by the elements a bit. As always, input is appreciated. Thanks!
 

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These were found on a friends ranch on the eastern Sierra slopes. Many broke pieces but a nice mix of scrapers and lamellar blades too. This is also the first time I found a whole obsidian point! An Elko side notch I believe. My wife found the contracting stem base which though incomplete, is still awesome! The tip above it is not the same piece, I just set it up that way to show her what it would have looked like. The big piece is a mystery to me. It looks like a claw… but what could it be, a big scraper or skinning knife? It looks like it’s edges have been worn down by the elements a bit. As always, input is appreciated. Thanks!
The curved Knife / Scraper tool is a nice find
 
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I don’t know if it’s as pretty when it’s common to the area but I think obsidian points are a notch above most flints still a little behind the crystal points. Thanks for sharing
A crystal point is definitely huge on my bucket list but some of the obsidian flakes Ive found would’ve made absolutely gorgeous points.
 

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