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Apache Leap Mountain

There is a legend that "Apache" warriors were trapped on the large rock ledge by cavalry troops from Camp Pinal. Rather than surrender, however, about 75 of the warriors leaped off the cliff to their deaths. It was because of this incident that the cliff became known as "Apache Leap Mountain." Fragments of translucent obsidian nodules (merikanites) embedded in perlite that can be found not far from the cliff are now called "Apache Tears" by rockhounds and Superior Arizona area residents.

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Taken on December 30, 2007