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

Flora Temple Mine

Flora Temple Mine Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith B. Dodds, April 18, 2015
1. Flora Temple Mine Marker
Inscription.  This is the point of discovery for the Flora Temple Mine. In the early 1870’s, a Colorado River steamboat captain named Isaac Polthamus purchased the Flora Temple Mine. This mine was the 2nd patented claim in Arizona (1871). Polthamus and his partner, Nicholas Gunter, were the original claimants. The Castle Dome Mining & Smelting Company acquired ownership and operations of the mine until 1933 when it was sold to Mrs. Eliza DeLuce.

The ore retrieved from the mine was Silver-Galena which mainly consisted of silver and lead. In 1979 when the prices of silver dropped, mining of Silver-Galena ore was no longer profitable. Maybe someday the Flora Temple Mine will flourish again.
Erected 2015 by E Clampus Vitus.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the E Clampus Vitus series list. A significant historical date for this entry is April 18, 2015.
Location. 33° 2.786′ N, 114° 10.68′ W. Marker is near Yuma, Arizona, in Yuma County. Marker is on U.S.
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95. 33° 2.766′ N, 114° 10.668′ W. Marker is near Yuma, Arizona, in Yuma County. Marker can be reached from Castle Dome Mine Road 10 miles east of U.S. 95. Click for map. The Museum is located 30 Miles North of Yuma and 45 miles South of Quartzsite. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Yuma AZ 85365, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. Castle Dome Mining District (within shouting distance of this marker).
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2015, by Keith B. Dodds of Maricopa, Az.. This page has been viewed 463 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 31, 2015, by Keith B. Dodds of Maricopa, Az.. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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May. 27, 2023