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Huron-Montezuma prospect south of Iron King mine. Turn south on Arizona Highway 69 toward Mayer.

0.5 Highway makes gentle turn to the left. Large, dark hill on the right contains bouldery outcrops of Laramide stock that intrudes metabasaltic rocks. Dumps of the Henrietta mine, a copper-rich Laramide vein, on the skyline at 3:00.

0.8 Mount Elliott, elev. 6,980 ft, on the skyline at the right. Bold cliffs of Mount Elliott are composed of the undated (probably ~1740 Ma) Crooks Canyon Granodiorite, an Early Proterozoic pre-tectonic leucocratic pluton (Anderson and Blacet, 1972a; DeWitt, in press) that forms extensive outcrops in the southwestern part of the Prescott area. In the foreground are bouldery weathering outcrops of the Laramide stock at Poland Junction (fig. 43).

0.9 Roadcut exposes meta-andesite and metabasalt flows of the Iron King Volcanics.

1.1 Poland Junction. Road to Walker leads to the right and follows the route of a 1900's narrow gauge railroad bed. The Poland-Walker Tunnel cut through the crest of Eugene Ridge and connected the Walker district with the smelter at Humboldt (Lindgren, 1926). This drainage divide is capped by Quaternary to Tertiary gravel that locally conceals the metavolcanic strata. Ridges of ferruginous metachert and iron-formation protrude above the gravel, especially near the Boggs (Hurlbut, 1986) and Iron Queen mines to the left at about 10:00. Behind and to the right at 5:00 are the dumps of the Henrietta mine.

View straight ahead in the far distance is of the New River Mountains. The jagged peaks are

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