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Geology - Lucerne Valley & Vicinity

Blackhawk Landslide

Blackhawk landslide, Mojave Desert geologic feature
The well defined bench beyond the pistachio farm midshot was once a towering mountain sitting on top of the mine in the distance and Blackhawk Mountain to its right. One day 17,000-20,000 years ago, for cause not known to us now, the mountain collapsed, crumbling into dust and slid down the slope. Spreading two miles wide and five miles long the totality of the event lasted 80 seconds. A popular theory indicates that the crumbled material rode on a cushion of air compressed under the slide, gliding across the desert before coming to a stop.

Also see:

Mojave Desert Geology
The study of the history of the physical development of the structure, content and life of the earth by application of ...


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Native Culture:

Serrano Indians

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