Located next to the southern Arizona town of Sierra Vista, the Huachuca Mountains are a prime location for fluorescent minerals.
Miller Canyon Pictures and Collecting Reports
Minerals and Assemblages of Miller Canyon
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The State of Texas Mine is a Zinc mine similar to the prospect in Miller Canyon. Although the fluorescence there is generally not as spectacular, there are still some interesting combinations. Unfortunately the area is entirely closed to collecting and so these pieces are a rarity, particularly the larger ones.
Copper Canyon Scheelite was one of those magical discoveries. One evening I spent many hours searching the various mines in the canyon only to come up with a handful of pieces. Then out of dumb luck I found an outcrop of Scheelite in the stream bed not associated with any of the mines. The variegated patterns are some of most attractive I've seen and a limited number of pieces also feature orange Calcite.