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We were climbing in Sabino Canyon in Arizona when we came across this structure. It has no doors or windows, and it’s at the top of an imposing bluff. The building has an underground portion, as a flashlight couldn’t shine to the bottom.

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closed as off-topic by Semidiurnal Simon, Fred, Communisty, bon, Jan Doggen Jan 2 '18 at 12:04

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  • "This question does not appear to be about earth science, within the scope defined in the help center." – Semidiurnal Simon, Fred, Communisty, bon, Jan Doggen
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  • $\begingroup$ I'm not sure this is an earth science question - given that the structure is obviously made by humans. More details and more pictures would be useful. $\endgroup$ – Fred Jan 2 '18 at 3:18
  • $\begingroup$ Asking about the stone that the building is constructed from might be on-topic here, but I can't see that the building itself is $\endgroup$ – Semidiurnal Simon Jan 2 '18 at 7:04
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    $\begingroup$ Maybe travel SE more suitable.. $\endgroup$ – Communisty Jan 2 '18 at 8:43
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A little googling leads here

"The structure is a water tower - or above-ground storage facility - probably associated with a well to the south and east," said Chris Schrager, a historic preservation specialist with the U.S. Forest Service.

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