“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Oatman in Mohave County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Gold Road Mine

Gold Road Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
By Frank Houdek, April 16, 2005
1. Gold Road Mine Marker
Inscription. In 1900 Jose Jerez discovered gold here in a chunk of quartz. It was assayed out 40 ounces to the ton! The claim was resold for $275,000. By 1907 the mine milled 140,625 ounces of gold worth $2,250,000. Addwest Minerals acquired the mine in 1992 producing 16,000 ounces in 1995; 40,000 in 1996; and 36,500 in 1997. Low gold prices forced the mine to temporarily close in 1998.
Erected 2005 by E Clampus Vitus Lost Dutchman Chapter 5917+4.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 35° 2.738′ N, 114° 22.649′ W. Marker is near Oatman, Arizona, in Mohave County. Marker is on Oatman -Topock Highway (Historic Route 66) (County Road 10). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Golden Valley AZ 86413, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oatman, Arizona (approx. 1.4 miles away); Durlin Hotel (approx. 1.4 miles away); Oatman Drug and Health Club (approx. 1.4 miles away); Oatman Arizona and its Burros (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Oatman (approx. 1.4 miles away); Commercial Steamship Transportation and Bullhead Community Park (approx. 12.7 miles away); Camels and Commerce (approx. 13.6 miles away in Nevada); Laughlin, an Oasis on the Colorado (approx. 13.8 miles away in Nevada). Click for a list of all markers in Oatman.
Also see . . .
1. Gold Road Mine and Historic Route 66. Some beautiful photographs of the area. (Submitted on December 19, 2011.) 

2. Gold Road Mine on is a non-commercial online mineralogical database, claiming to be the largest mineral database and mineralogical reference website on the internet. It contains a significant database of minerals, localities and mineral photographs, and is updated constantly by registered users adding and editing entries. (Submitted on December 20, 2011, by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California.) 
Categories. Natural Resources
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona. This page has been viewed 816 times since then and 140 times this year. Last updated on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photo   1. submitted on , by Frank Houdek of Kingman, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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