Study Butte

Rich deposits of mercury were discovered around 1900, and the mining town came into being around the Big Bend Cinnabar Mine, managed by Will Study. It was closed in the early 1940s.

Today, visitors pause to absorb silent impressions of a colorful past, and occasional rockhounds search tailing heaps for cinnabar, agate and other rocks.

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Study Butte

Big Bend National Park Area, TX
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