Muscovite near Cleator, Arizona


382493 mE 3792950 mN 1199 m (UTM12N NAD83) (Google Maps)

Land Status:

Prescott National Forest


At this locality, one may find abundant muscovite that is associated with pegmatites along the contact between the Crazy Basin quartz monzonite and the Proterozoic schist country rock. The muscovite is so abundant that the ground is reflective from all the mica flakes.


Geologic Map and Proterozoic Structure of Crazy Basin Area, Yavapai County, Arizona (Arizona Geological Survey)

Reflective ground due to mica

Prospect that exposes the contact


Site visited on 12/31/2011Page created on 11/15/2014