A Special Place on the Planet

A Special Place on the Planet (HM1DI0)

Location: La Pine, OR 97739 Deschutes County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 42.194', W 121° 14.188'

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Where people lived near obsidian, their lives and cultures were transformed. They used and celebrated the glassy gift of volcanoes to manufacture tools, weapons, jewelry, sculptures, and ceremonial objects. To ancient Central American people, the importance of obsidian for their economies was similar to that of steel for the economies of modern industrial nations.

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.
HM NumberHM1DI0
Placed ByUnited States Forest Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 1:09am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10T E 642093 N 4840423
Decimal Degrees43.70323333, -121.23646667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 42.194', W 121° 14.188'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 42' 11.64" N, 121° 14' 11.28" W
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Area Code(s)541
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 416 Big Obsidial Flow Trail, La Pine OR 97739, US
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