Near La Pine in Deschutes County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
A Special Place on the Planet
Obsidian is rare and found in only a few places around the world.
Obsidian and mythology were powerfully linked. In ancient Mexico, the gentle Aztec god Ixtilto or “Little Black One” emanated from this obsidian mask which brought darkness and peaceful sleep to children in their beds.
As you come to know a little piece of the planet, even the tiniest rock can become very special to you.
Erected by United States Forest Service.
Location. 43° 42.194′ N, 121° 14.188′ W. Marker is near La Pine, Oregon, in Deschutes County. Marker can be reached from Paulina Lake Road (NF-21) 0.7 miles east of National Forest Service Road 567 (NF-567). Touch for map. Marker is located on the Big Obisidian Flow Trail in the Newberry Crater unit of Newberry National Volcanic Monument; the above directions are to the intersection
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Eruption (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glass Menagerie (about 800 feet away); Big Obsidian Flow (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lava River Cave (approx. 14.8 miles away); Some Lava Flows Build Their Own Pipelines (approx. 14.8 miles away).
More about this marker. Marker is the seventh of seven interpretive signs along the Big Obsidian Flow Trail.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 321 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 19, 2014, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.
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