This is a Pre-Columbian surface and underground Salt-Clay-Gypsum mine that is located about 2 miles West of Camp Verde, SE of Clarkdale, on the West side of the Verde River. This mine was also worked from the 1920's to 1933.
Even though people are not supposed to collect minerals from this site, some people still find nice minerals and collect mineral specimans at the site.
For an interesting discussion of the ancient use of this site to obtain salt, we refer to "An Aboriginal Salt Mine At Camp Verde Arizona". by Earl H. Morris, The American Museum Of Natural History.
If you are planning to visit the Camp Verde Ancient Arizona Salt Mine and you are coming from outside of Arizona, you could fly into Phoenix and then rent a car. The Camp Verde Ancient Arizona Salt Mine is on the scenic I-17 route between Phoenix and Flagstaff.
There are hotels and motels all along the way in nearby towns.
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|Evidence Of Salt In The Hills.||Bob & Audrey Enjoying The View.||The Remains Of The Mine|
|Don't Remove Anything From Site.|
Halite (Salt) & Gypsum Crystals
Can Be Found Off Site.