Let’s say you roll a good distance to get stone, your encumbered almost and moving slow as an achatina and it’s gunna easily be a 10 min roll back to base, we’ll if there’s a river or water near your base just roll into the water and Voila! Who knew these things could swim like Sarcos?
On PS4 I tried to test it's obsidian gathering since it is "Rank 1", well all it was gathering was stone. So I went to another saying maybe something was wrong, NOPE it does not gather obsidian. Just use an Anklyo for that.