Peridot District

Peridot District is the largest of the four districts in the San Carlos Apache Reservation. It resides in both the Graham and Gila counties. Peridot is composed of several components including housing subdivisions, along with some scattered residential units. Several of the Tribe’s department offices, schools, healthcare facilities are located within the districts as well as the post office, a travel center convenience store, Game and Fish, police and fire station. Peridot District is located both north and south of US Highway 70 near the San Carlos River. Recreational activities included fishing at the San Carlos Lake, hiking the Peridot Mesa, various softball fields, basketball courts, and community center.

History
The District’s name derives from the mineral, peridot, which can be found in the volcanic hills throughout the area.The Peridot District is also home to one of the Tribes most renowned natural fortresses, the Triplets, a couple of mountains with three peaks lined up overlooking the valley of Peridot.

Population
It is home to roughly 5,489 residents throughout the smaller neighborhoods. Housing subdivisions include Hallelujah Square, La Bamba City, New Moonbase, Old Moonbase, Hollywod Ridge, and scattered residential units.

Enterprise
The District Enterprises consist of an Apache Burger (Fast Food Restaurant and Travel center), Apache Security, Apache Cleaning Services, Equipment Rental (Heavy Machinery Rentals), Soda Canyon Complex (Trailer/RV park) and True Value Hardware Store.
Small businesses in the area consist of a small convenience store called Nolines, Randall Enterprises which offers portable toilets and commercial solid waste disposal, and Native Dynamics which handles residential and commercial solid waste disposal.

Council Representatives:
Dr.John Bush
Valerie Key-Cheney

Peridot District

101 N. Old Moonbase Road
Peridot Arizona 85542
Email
peridotadmin@scat-nsn.gov
Phone:(928) 475-2930
Fax (928) 475-2940

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 1000
San Carlos
Arizona 85550

San Carlos Apache Tribe
PO Box 0
San Carlos, AZ 85550