Goldfield Mine

Lost Dutchman Gold Mine


Useful Information

Location: Goldfield Ghost Town, Pinal County. 72km east of Phoenix, at the base of the Superstition Mountains near Apache Junction.
Open: All year daily 10-17. Underground tour every 10 min. [2006]
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Classification:  Gold Mine
Light: electric.
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Guided tours: D=25min.
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Address: Goldfield Ghost Town & Mine Tours, Inc., 4650 N Mammoth Mine Road, Goldfield, Arizona 85219, Tel: +1-480-983-0333.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
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Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:59:02 $

History

 
1892first gold discovered.
1893town founded.
1910various gold discoveries revive the town nuzmerous times.
1926last mine closed, town becomes a ghost town.

Geology


Description

Goldfield Mine is located at Goldfield Ghost Town, an authentic 1890's ghost town. The guides explain the history of the mine, the history of the town, the gold mining equipment and the procedures.

The underground tour is completed by a narrow-gauge railroad and a nice museum created by the Goldfield Superstition Historical Society. It shows artifacts, maps and pottery from the mountains and surrounding area. The Lost Dutchman Hall of Fame in the museum shows maps and clues to the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine. The legend tells that this mine was found by a German miner caller Dutchman who died without telling anybody the location. The mine has never been found, and so the gold still waits to be found.


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