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Cochetopa Dome

This location's collecting and accessibility status
is currently unknown, so please ask for permission
locally before doing any digging or collecting.

General Info

A volcanic dome that is rich in obsidian, Cochetopa Dome is just south of State Route 114 and approximately 20 miles south of Gunnison. Also known as the Cochetopa Hills or foothills.

Minerals

Obsidian - Black "Apache Tears" range in size from .25 inches to 2 or 3 inches and most have mossy inclusions.


Field Trip Reports

Sorry, no trip reports for this location yet.

References

  • S. Voynick, 1995, Colorado Rockhounding (ISBN 0-87842-292-7)
  • J. R. Mitchell, 1997, Gem Trails of Colorado (ISBN 0-935182-91-8)
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