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An extensive study of Mesoamerican obsidian source samples from 37 sites has been begun to better differentiate and define the trace element content at known Mesoamerican obsidian quarries, with particular emphasis on those in Mexico. This paper reports on the first results in that study as well as studies of sample contamination by grinding and results for the new National Bureau of Standards No. 278 Obsidian SRM.