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Knapping Artwork by Jim Miller

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Another long time member of the Puget Sound Knappers, Jim Miller is definitely a Master in the art of flintknapping.  As a geologist by professions, he know his ROCKS!  Coupled with an extraordinary talent for producing exquisite flake patterns, Jim has produced some of the most beautiful points in the knapping community. 

Jim is always easy to find at the knap-ins - just look for a bunch of knappers trying to learn more of his techniques.  Always willing to help noobies, there are a lot of us in the PSK that can say we've learned from the best!

Jim has published more than a few articles on various aspects of flintknapping and is the author of the 'Flintknappers Guide to Rock' (available on CD).  He is also the primary contributor for the Heat Treating  Rock Guide found in the 'How-To' section.

  

8-19-17 Update from Jim Miller

Flint Ridge Quad

Frisco Agate Basin

Reeds Spring Dalton

7-31-17 Update from Jim Miller

China Hollow Jasp-Agate Holland view 1

China Hollow Jasp-Agate Holland view 2 (backlit)

Green Moss Agate St. Charles

JM Spotted Novaculite Graham Cave

JM Porcellanite Heart

7-06-17 Update from Jim Miller

Agatized Wood Hardin

Agatized Wood Hardin (backlit)

Blackskin Agate Arrowhead

KRF Stemmed Knife

KRF Stemmed Knife (backlit)

6-25-17 Update from Jim Miller

Agatized Wood Corner-Notch

Agatized Wood Corner-Notch (backlit)

Petrified Wood Corner-Notch Blade

5-2-17 Update from Jim Miller

Agatized Wood Side-Notch

Polka Dot Agate Allen Point 1

Polka Dot Agate Allen Point 2

4-10-17 Update from Jim Miller

Mexican Imperial Jasper Side-Notch

Petrified Wood Holland

Texas Jasper Beaver Lake

3-18-17 Update from Jim Miller

Brazilian Corner-Notch

Bunny Snyders

Burgundy & Gray Porcellanite Blade

Montana Moss Agate Side-Notch

Spotted Hixton Corner-Notch

1-5-17 Update from Jim Miller

Reeds Spring Dalton

Sunset Jasper Martindale

12-12-16 Update from Jim Miller

Rainbow Obsidian Dovetail

Tecovas Jasper Holland

11-15-16 Update from Jim Miller

Indian Blanket Jasper Blade

Lavender Spanish Diggings Plainview

10-23-16 Update from Jim Miller

Evergreen Opal Snyders

Yellow-Striped Porcellanite Dovetail

Yellow-Striped Porcellanite Blade



08-12-16 Update from Jim Miller

Flame Agate Corner Notch - view 1

Flame Agate Corner Notch - view 2

Maybelline Chert Side -Notch.jpg

Paiute Agate Ensor 1 - view 1

Paiute Agate Ensor - view 2

Polka Dot Agate Corner Notch

Pumpkin Obsidian Ceremonial Blades


Davis Creek Rainbow Presentation Point

Davis Creek Rainbow Obsidian Slab provided by James Keffer, knapped by Jim Miller and presented to Russell Thornberry, Host of the 2016 Rocky Mountain House Knap-in, Albertal, Canada July 15th - 18th

Unfortunately due to inclement weather and lack of sunshine the terrifec color is not visible.

06-19-16 Update from Jim Miller

West Texas Plume Jasper Corner Notch

06-5-16 Update from Jim Miller

Montana Agate Gull Wing

Mottled Green Opal Dovetail

05-30-16 Update from Jim Miller

Evergreen Opal Jack 's Reef

Nevada Moss Opal B-N 1

May 2016/Nevada Moss Opal B-N 1

05-02-16 Update from Jim Miller

Red Spot of Jupiter Point. This cool red spot only appeared after flaking off the cortex of a small nodule of Texas chert.

04-08-16 Update from Jim Miller

Opalized Wood Side-Notch

Petrified Wood Dovetail Blonde

02-23-16 Update from Jim Miller

Agate Basin Blade in Keokuk

Amethyst Agate Stemmed Blade

Opalized Wood Stemmed Blade

Pumpkin Obsidian Blade

02-09-16 Update from Jim Miller

Green Silicified Ash Blade

Jasp-Agate Lavender & Gold Blade

Burgundy Porcellanite (FOG)

Red and Yellow Mookite B-N Side 1

Red and Yellow Mookite B-N Side 2



02-01-16 Update from Jim Miller

Deschutes Corner-Notch

Deschutes Jacks Reef

Kaolin Corner-Notch

01-09-16 Update from Jim Miller

Opalized Wood Side-Notch - This opalized wood point has absolutely amazing preservation of wood grain detail.

Opalized Wood Side-Notch Side 1

Opalized Wood Side-Notch Side 2

Jasper-Agate Benton Blade - Percussion blade is 5.1 inches long

Striped Porcellanite Side-Notch

12-16-15 Update from Jim Miller

Mexican Rainbow Blade Side 1

Mexican Rainbow Blade Side 2

Dendritic Agate Holland

Jasper Adena

11-24-15 Update from Jim Miller

Agatized Algae Corner Notch

Swirled Obsidian Corner Notch

Swirled Obsidian Corner Notch II

Texas Flint Hafted Drill

9-27-15 Update from Jim Miller

"Petrified Wood Stemmed Blade" This one has pretty interesting grain and color transition.

Something Different from Jim Miller - Knapped Fish


7-19-15 Update from Jim Miller

"Quartz Crystal Side Notch" This side-notch point is 3 inches long and made out of water-clear crystal quartz from Brazil. The ripples on the flake scars are produced by the internal crystal structure of the quartz.

6-28-15 Update from Jim Miller

"Scotty Style/Biggs Jasper"

6-4-15 Update from Jim Miller

"Rose Quartz Trio crystalline rose quartz that I purchased at Richardsonís Ranch. I was amazed that they held together with all the internal crystal shadows and flaws. It wasnít easy knapping, I can tell you that!"

5-30-15 Update from Jim Miller

Burgundy Quartzite Corner-Notch from a Montana river cobble

Carnelian Corner Notch from heate-treated Carnelian Agate

4-21-15 Update from Jim Miller

Etley blade is made out of butterscotch-colored coastal plains flint from Georgia; it is 6.3 inches long

Stemmed blade is Knife River flint from North Dakota - 5.0 inches long.

Jim Miller - The Gold Standard!

The center point is was knapped from Amethyst and Sage Agate From Nevada. The duplicates were made by the lost wax casting process. The gold point is cast mainly from gold that I have mined over the years, plus some jewelry scrap gold. The gold point weighs 131.6 grams, which is about 4.23 troy ounces. The gold is probably about 18 karat, which means that it contains about 3.17 ounces of pure gold. At today’s gold price, the gold content alone is worth a little over $4,000. The silver duplicate is cast out of sterling silver. The weight difference between the gold and silver is quite noticeable, because of the specific gravity difference between gold and silver. Pure gold is nearly twice as dense as silver. The silver duplicate weighs about 75 grams, which is about 2.4 troy ounces of pure silver. The one on the left is gold, on the right is silver!

January 29, 2015 - Incredible Flintridge w/Seashell!

Flint Ridge Point with Shell Fossil

January 20, 2015 - A Great Start to 2015!

Onondaga Chert Adena

New Years Eve Contribution - What a way to end the Year!

Jasp-Agate Ensor

Texas Chert Stilwell

TX Brecciated Chalcedony Snyders

TX Root Beer S_N 1

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New Points 12-14-14

Green Imperial Jasper Base-Notch

Montana Firstview

New Point 12-1-14

Plume Agate Elko

New Points 11-13-14

Jasper - Agate Dalton Classic

Owyhee Jasper C-N Blade

New Points 9-15-14

(made from Flintridge chert brought back by Barry Bonnell  - see Barry Bonnell Flintridge Visit)

New Points 8/24/14

Green Imperial Jasper Blade

Orange Opalized Wood Adena

Pearly Peacock Obsidian Point

Two Tone Opal B-N Point

New Points 8/17/14

Barseback Flint Spearpoint

Burlington Dovetail Lg 

Orange Opalized Wood C-N

Two-Tone Opal C-N

New Points 7/1/14

Clown Jasper Point

JM Jasp-Agate C-N Arrowhead

JM Texas Chert Snyders

JM Montana Moss Arrowhead

White Opalized Wd Blade - two views

New Points 6/25/14

China Hollow Langtry

Novaculite Agate Basin Blade

OR Opalized Wood C-N 2

OR Opalized Wood C-N

Orange Mook Scotty

New Points 5/31/14

Amethyst Agate Dovetail

COQ Angostura

New Points 4/29/14

Agatized Algae Clovis

 

Banded Jaser Beaver Lake

 

Jeff City Hardin

 

New Points January 2014

Heat Treated China Hollow Jasper

New Points June 2013 - Hixtons

Newest Points September 23, 2011

Variety of China Hollow Material

August 23, 2011

Holland Style - Agatized Wood from Vantage, Washington

Fire Obsidian Dovetail

Keokuk Chert Lance Blade

LONG Texas Flint Blade

Owhyee Blue Opal

Montana Moss Agate                                                                       Quartz Crystal

       

                                                                      Green Ash Thebes                                                                                      

Green Imperial Jasper

  

  

Indonesian Coral Dovetail

Knife River Flint - Knife Blade

                                     Opal Butte                                                                                               Palmwood Dalton

 

Red Chacledony Split Base

  

Thunder Egg Agate - 'Eye of the Storm'

Madagascar Agate

 

              Biggs Jasper Dovetail

     Jasper Bat

   

Carnelian Agate

        

Dendritic Opal Blade

Swedish Chert Turkeytail

Utah Jasper Holland Point

Sahara Jasper Dovetail


Opalized Sycamore Blade

Opalized Wood Dovetail


Porcellanite Angostura Blade

Hixton Quartzite Stillwell

Kay County Chert Adena

Agate Folsom

Banded Brazilian Agate

Agee Point Parade


Pink Burlington Chert Folsom

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