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Jerome in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Historic Audrey Shaft Headframe

Little Daisy Mine

 
 
Historic Audrey Shaft Headframe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2017
1. Historic Audrey Shaft Headframe Marker
Inscription. Largest wooden headframe still standing in Arizona, it was completed in 1918 to haul ore up from mine. Shaft is 1900 feet deep, concrete lined with cross tunnels every 100 feet to Edith shaft. Edith shaft headframe was completed in 1915 to haul men and supplies. A wooden structure it was torn down in 1981 and replaced with the steel version you see today, 260' to NW.

Between 1915 and 1938 almost 4 million tons of ore was extracted from the mine, producing 397,000 tons of copper, 221 tons of silver and 5½ tons of gold. Ore was brought to the surface then transported by tram and burro train, to the railhead in the valley. Later, ore was taken out underground through the Josephine tunnel, which was 1300 feet down and 2½ miles long.
 
Location. 34° 45.23′ N, 112° 6.762′ W. Marker is in Jerome, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker is on State Park Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jerome AZ 86331, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Audrey Shaft and UVX Operations (here, next to this marker); Jerome's Famous Sliding Jail (approx. mile away); Whitten Printers (approx. 0.3 miles away);
Historic Audrey Shaft Headframe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2017
2. Historic Audrey Shaft Headframe Marker
Hotel Connor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Jennie's Place (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mine Museum/Fashion Saloon (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Saloon (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bartlett Hotel (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jerome.
 
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Historic Audrey Shaft Headframe image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2017
3. Historic Audrey Shaft Headframe
Historic Audrey Shaft Headframe image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2017
4. Historic Audrey Shaft Headframe
Glass floor so you can see inside the shaft.
Audrey Headframe Shaft Height/Depth Comparisons image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2017
5. Audrey Headframe Shaft Height/Depth Comparisons
Just inside of the shaft entrance.
Shift Change Whistle image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, September 30, 2017
6. Shift Change Whistle
This is the shift-change whistle used during the boom days. It was loud and its sound carried everywhere. Imagine 15,000 people in a town, all looking up at the same time when the whistle went off. The whistle operated with air which was forced up the piped, hitting the brass dome before being force back down to create its penetrating sound.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 3, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 3, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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