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Study Butte, Texas

Study Butte is in the wild, harsh region of the Big Bend and civilization came slowly. Rich deposits of mercury were discovered here about 1900, and the mining town of Study Butte (Stew-dy Beaut) came into being around the Big Bend Cinnabar Mine, managed by Will Study. But fame and progress, elusive as the quicksilver itself, faded as the mine became less and less profitable and was closed in the early 1940s. Today a few families live among old stone and adobe structures. Visitors pause to absorb silent impressions of a colorful past, and occasional rockhounds search tailing heaps for fragments of cinnabar, agate, and other colorful rocks.

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Things to do near Study Butte, TX

Wet 'n Wild Water World

37 acres of good clean family fun, with 24 water attractions, including a six-story tall water slide and wave pool. Restauran...

Border Patrol Museum

Presents the rich heritage of the U.S. Border Patrol. Equipment, documents, books, and memorabilia available to the casual vi...

Nuestra Señora de la Concepción del Socorro

Established in 1682 as mission for Piros, Thanos, and Jemes Indians. Originally located about 12 leagues from Guadalupe Missi...

Sunset Country Club -Regulation

Course Access: Semi-PrivateHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Last Frontier Museum

Small museum features rocks, gems, and minerals of the region. ...