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Wickenburg in Maricopa County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Vulture Mine

 
 
Vulture Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 19, 2010
1. Vulture Mine Marker
Inscription.
Discovered in 1863 by
Henry Wickenburg and his Burro

To supply the needs of the mines and protecting military camps, the Salt River Valley irrigated agricultural industry was developed. The Vulture Mine produced 10 millions in gold and was the greatest single factor in the settlement of central Arizona. Its discoverer died by his own hand in 1905 at the age of 86.
 
Location. 33° 57.724′ N, 112° 46.323′ W. Marker is in Wickenburg, Arizona, in Maricopa County. Marker is at the intersection of West Wickenburg Way (U.S. 60) and Vulture Mine Road, on the left when traveling west on West Wickenburg Way. Click for map. Marker is on the southwest corner. Marker is in this post office area: Wickenburg AZ 85390, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wickenburg Massacre (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Old Brick Post Office (approx. 2.3 miles away); Garcia School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Henry Wickenburg (approx. 2.4 miles away); Everett Bowman (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Jail Tree (approx. 2.5 miles away); Vulture Gold Mine (approx. 10.4 miles away); Congress, Arizona (approx. 14.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wickenburg.
 
Also see . . .
Vulture Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 19, 2010
2. Vulture Mine Marker

1. Vulture City and the Vulture Mine. History and numerous photos of the mine, town and the Town of Wickenburg. (Submitted on April 6, 2010.) 

2. The Vulture Gold Mine. History of the Vulture Mine with links to additional information and other Arizona ghost towns. (Submitted on April 6, 2010.) 

3. The Vulture Mine. A short Arizona Stories AzPBS.org YouTube video with history and photos. (Submitted on September 29, 2010.) 
 
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Vulture Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, March 19, 2010
3. Vulture Mine Marker
Vulture Gold Mine image. Click for full size.
By Michael D Martin
4. Vulture Gold Mine
Vulture Gold Mine Assay House image. Click for full size.
By Michael D Martin
5. Vulture Gold Mine Assay House
Built in 1884
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,021 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.   4, 5. submitted on , by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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