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Apache Tears locality, Picketpost Mountain area, Superior, Superior District, Pinal Co., Arizona, USA

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An Apache Tears (Marekanites) and perlite occurrence with some surface workings located in sec. 8, T2S, R12E, about 3½ miles SW of Superior, on National Forest land.

Mineralization is perlite hosted in Arnett Rhyolite.

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Hilton, J. W. (1939): Apache Tears. In: The Desert Magazine, Volume 2, August 1939, p. 20 - 22.

Eyde, Ted, Wilkinson, P.A.K., and Weiland, E.F. (1986): Field Trip to Selected Industrial Mineral Deposits of Arizona, in Beatty, Barbara, and Wilkinson, P.A.K., editors, Frontiers in Geology and Ore Deposits of Arizona and the Southwest. Arizona Geological Society Digest vo. XVI: 312-318.

Phillips, K.A. (1987): Arizona Industrial Minerals, 2nd. Edition, Arizona Department of Mines & Minerals Mineral Report 4, 185 pp.

USGS (2005), Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS): U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, loc. file ID #10064153 (MRDS ID #TC38413), 10138006 & 10162267

U.S. Bureau of Mines, Minerals Availability System (MAS) file ID #0040210120 & 0040210040.

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