Sunday, July 17, 2016

Rainbow obsidian

I didn't even know there was such a thing.  That would make an outstanding arrowhead.


  1. I've never seen that either.

  2. Isn't it gorgeous! There were a couple of talented knappers spending the summer next to our cowcamp one summer in Oregon. They had gotten some rainbow from the Rainbow Mine in Davis Creek, NE Calif. It was the first and only time I've seen it. Really Beautiful.
    If you get a free take permit you can go to the Rainbow Mine and take up to 100lbs/year. Best to check with the Davis Creek Mercantile, 41942 Lakeview Hwy
    Davis Creek, CA
    (530) 233-3758

    1. Wow! That's information I am glad to have! Thanks much! Is the Davis Creek Merc where you get the permit?

  3. "The Davis Creek Mercantile in Davis Creek provides maps and permits to the mines, free of charge." It would be wise to get a more detailed forest service map, as well.
    Happy hunting.
    Lots of interesting history in that area. The Applegate Lassen trail goes through there.