Points of Interest
Lucerne Valley & Vicinity
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.
Mojave Desert Geology
The study of the history of the physical development of the structure, content and life of the earth by application of ...