Background - This area is part of an old lake formed in the Verde Valley. Runoff was caught behind a natural dam and the water would evaporate, leaving the salts behind. Today, you can find gypsum and halite, but you'll have to dig to find the halite as it is easily dissolved. For best hunting, climb up the hillside and explore.
To test a mineral carefully, moisten your fingertip, rub it on the mineral, then lightly taste your fingertip.
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