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Black Chasm Cavern, a National Natural Landmark found in Volcano.

Volcano is a town in Amador County, California.


Volcano is a small town with a population of only 115 persons (2010 Census). Despite the name, it is not on or near a volcano. The name came from early miners who thought the bowl-shaped valley where the town is was a volcanic crater. In the 1850s, Volcano was a booming mine town but the years following brought a steady decline to its current population.

Get in[edit]

Volcano is 3 miles north of California State Route 88, which connects with California 99 to the west and US 395 to the east.

Get around[edit]



  • 1 Black Chasm Cavern, 15701 Pioneer Volcano Rd, +1 209 736-2708. Sep-May - daily: 10AM-4PM, Jun-Aug - daily 9AM-5PM. The Cavern is a small three-level cave containing outstanding helictite crystal formations and is listed as National Natural Landmark. 13 and older: $14.95, 3-12: $7.95. Black Chasm Cave (Q4920520) on Wikidata Black Chasm Cave on Wikipedia



  • Country Store, 16146 Main St, +1 209 296-4459. Hamburgers and sandwiches are served in this real life country store where you can also go shopping for basic staples. under $10.
  • Union Pub, 21375 Consolation St, +1 209 296-7711, fax: +1 209 296-7727, . F: 3PM-9PM, Sa: Noon-9PM, Su: 10AM-8PM, Mo: 5PM-8PM. $10-23.




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