Meet: Mark Berreth
Location: Kennewick, WA
I am 40 OH NO! Some
say I'm half dead--I hope not. Married to a great lady-- she has
to be to put up with my rocks! 3 children. I love fishing
and the outdoors and of course artifacts. When
I'm not doing these activities I am in scratch bowling tournaments--(2) 300's to my name. Here is a photo of me on the Mighty Columbia River with a steelhead--25 minutes from home!
How I got started collecting!
I grew up in southern Idaho and my parents had a friend with a large collection. I was hooked once I saw it. I met another friend in high school who hunted and from then on I was addicted. Once I moved to Washington in 1988 I decided I wanted to obtain a large Columbia river collection. I had to buy collections then because almost all property with artifacts is on public lands and off limits in this state.
What I like to collect!
I like Great Basin and Columbia river artifacts. Also like Florida points.
Here are some fine Columbia plateaus , Rabbit islands and Klickitat daggers.
My favorite relic!
That's a tough one but the large Translucent agate with brown agate base Quilomene point in this photos is probably my favorite. Hells canyon points rank right up their also.
A few pics!
Here is a great jasper corner tang preform--rare on the Columbia-- a super brown jasper Parman and a fine Pryor stem point from Nevada. All points in my photos have Perino or Jackson papers or both.
A Great obsidian knife -- a large side notch spear and an Agatized petrified wood blade. The colors of the points and blades from the Columbia are unbelievably beautiful!