Explore Bishop’s Cap with experienced hiker, Mike Lee, and Jordan Caylor, Masters student in Geophysics at UTEP. Visit old fluorite mines and hike to the top (moderately difficult). Understand how nearby volcanism led to mineralization and learn more about the history of mining around the Cap. Meet at 8 AM at the north-side parking lot for Rudy’s at Artcraft and I-10. (MAP) High clearance vehicles are recommended or check on carpooling. The drive to Bishops Cap is 32 miles of which 4 miles are off road. Bring water, sunscreen, lunch and sturdy, hiking shoes. For more information, contact Mike Lee, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fluorite (Fluorspar) was mined here occasionally in the past. It is the mineral form of calcium fluoride, CaF2. It is valuable in the making of microscopes and telescopes.