Cobalt petrified wood is a unique crafting resource in Red Dead Redemption 2. There’s only one place you can find it on the map, and you’ll need it if you want to craft the Boar Tusk Talisman – a unique trinket that unlocks a new perk for Arthur. You can either roam the map hoping to run into it during your travels, or you can continue reading our Red Dead Redemption 2 cobalt petrified wood location guide, and find out exactly where to look for it.
Where to find Cobalt Petrified Wood in RDR2?
As we’ve mentioned, there’s only one place you can find this material. It’s almost on the western edge of the map, in Ambarino. There’s a cave on the northwestern shores of Lake Isabella (the one where you can find the best horse and the legendary white bison). It’s in the hill near where the river enters the lake from the north. Once you spot the cave, you’ll see an abandoned cart with a frozen corpse in front of it. Climb into the wagon and open the chest – you’ll find some money and the object you were looking for.
Once you’ve got it, you’ll also need a legendary boar tusk, which you can get by hunting said boar. If you need to know where to find it, check out our legendary animal locations guide. You’ll also need a gold earring, which is much easier to find. Valuable items are pretty standard loot, and if you haven’t already sold all your jewelry to get early money, you might even have one in your satchel right now. When you’ve crafted the talisman, you’ll also have to equip it in order to unlock the perk it offers. You can do this at any wardrobe, in your camp or in a hotel.
If you end up getting stuck at another point, you might want to check out some of the other guides we have. We've written about mysteries like the missing person Gavin, the Rhodes Gunsmith prisoner, the locked door at Valentine doctor. We also have instructional guides that show how to rob stores without getting bounty or where to sell jewelry and gold bars. If it's collectibles or key items you're after, we've found all the Penny Dreadful comic books, Chick's treasure map location, or that famous pipe for Dutch. Finally, if you don't care to explore the map yourself, you could take a look at our Watson's Cabin and Catfish Jackson's Homestead locations guides.