Obsidian Hounding/Lava Tubes
Ok, the details will wait until tomorrow, but we were so excited about this we had to share: we found the mother-load of Obsidian during our rock-hounding adventure today!
What Mark is presenting is Snowflake Obsidian. It is more rare to find. I’m also posting the pic of one of the obsidian beds where there are literally millions of obsidian fragments from 1/8” to 6”!
Needless to say, we couldn’t keep them all. Mark took a huge sample in to a rock dealer in Delta, Utah and traded it for some Mosasaur teeth and a couple of fossils! Great trade 😄
𝑬𝒅𝒖𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝑻𝒊𝒑𝒔: See descriptions under each photo for details.
If you have fun looking for special rocks and unique attractions, Utah is definitely the place to go. Here was some of our highlights on one specific 8-hr day through about 200 miles of back roads.
𝑵𝒐𝒕𝒆: As retirees, we have really been enjoying spending a week at a central location, then visiting all the fun things in the area during that week. This reduces our RV travel time, as well as gives us some fun roads to explore. We always pack a lunch and rarely eat out. Campgrounds usually provide us with magazines of local attractions and rock hounding sites, so we plan our day trips based on location, and head to the farthest spot first. We did this because if we got sidetracked or didn't have enough time to see all our spots, they would be closer to home for the next day.
Btw; if you ever plan on rock-hounding in Utah, be prepared to have a VERY dusty car! Lol!
Stay Details: Ebbs Canyon Rd (39.164204, -112.199923)
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