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Obsidian Deposit
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Obsidian DepositInland, CA
Inland, CA
Hiking avatar Feb 05 2018
AZWanderingBear
Hiking1.36 Miles 207 AEG
Hiking1.36 Miles      55 Mns   1.48 mph
207 ft AEG
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The drive over from the Coffin Springs trailhead was more of an adventure than the short hike. I managed to bump both the front and back ends of the 4Runner on the same rock, just not at the same time. The right seat occupant was less than impressed.

We'd seen this annotated on a map. If it is on a map it might be worth a look. I'd never seen obsidian in the wild and expected jet black glass with razor sharp flakes laying about, not crumbly gray stuff. There was a small hole dug into the deposit, so maybe the center was my idea of obsidian and some rock hounds had dug it out.

I crumbled a few pieces of the obsidian which did yield small hard black nuggets at the center.

We did see a good sized covey of quail at the entrance to the shall canyon, the largest animal we'd seen in the wilderness area to that point. The were clustered around a small seep and retaining structure built of bags of concrete. Pretty austere environment out here.
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