The Trona Pinnacles is one of the most unusual geological features in the California Desert Conservation Area. The unusual landscape consists of more than 500 tufa spires, some as high as 140 feet, rising from the bed of the Searles Lake. The pinnacles vary in size and shape from short and squat to tall and thin, and are composed primarily of calcium carbonate (tufa) that formed underwater. They now sit isolated and slowly crumbling away near the south end of the valley, surrounded by many square miles of flat, dried mud and with stark mountain ranges at either side.
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Lava Mountain Allotment


The Bureau of Land Management has accepted the first grazing allotment donation under the 2012 Appropriations (sec 122b) language. The Lava Mountains allotment located in the Golden Valley Wilderness was donated by Mr. Jim Etcheverry of Eureka Land and Livestock as mitigation for CalTrans project on Hwy 58.


Related Documents
Allotment Letter
Donation Letter
Map of Allotment

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