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Lyles Hectorite Mine (Lyles Hectorite deposit; Lyles deposit; White Hills Lithium prospect), Hillside, Thompson Valley, Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA

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‡Ref.: Norton, J.J. (1965), Lithium-bearing bentonite deposit, Yavapai County, Arizona, USGS PP 525-D: 163-166.

Patterson, S.H. (1969) Clay, in: Arizona Bureau of Mines Bulletin 180, USGS Bull. 871: 329-330.

Elevatorski, E.A. (1978), Arizona Industrial Minerals, Arizona Department of Mineral Resources, Minerals Report No. 1, 70 pp: 59.

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 vol. XVI: 312-318.

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

Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources, 1989, Directory of Active Mines in Arizona, Incorporating Sand and Gravel Operations (1989-1990): Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources Directory 36, 14 pp.

Peirce, H. Wesley (1990), Arizona Geological Survey Industrial Minerals card file.

Anthony, J.W., et al (1995), Mineralogy of Arizona, 3rd.ed.: 244, 305.

USGS Bismarck Mesa Quadrangle map.

Arizona Department of Mineral Resources White Hills Lithium Propsect file.

State of Arizona Land Department Lease 7723000 and 7724200.

MRDS database Dep. ID #10110072, MRDS ID #TC10273; and, Dep. ID #10161985, MAS ID #0040251595.

A surface Li-bentonite clay deposit and mine located in the W.½ sec. 12, T.12N., R.6W., between Kirkland and Yava, near Hillside. Discovered in 1955 by Mr. Joseph Lyles of Yarnell, AZ. First produced 1986. Lease covers sec. 11 also. NOTE: Alternate coordinates provided: 34.525N, 112.8417W.

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