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Tombstone in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Million Dollar Stope

 
 
Million Dollar Stope Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 9, 2014
1. Million Dollar Stope Marker
Inscription.  At 1:00 p.m. on April 21st, 1907, the "Million Dollar Stope" was created when the Good Enough Stope caved in dropping a horse and wagon 75' into a gaping hole. The driver had climbed down to see why his horse had stumbled only to find himself standing on the edge of a gaping aperture with his horse and wagon far below. The stope was estimated to be 300’ L X 200’ W X 100' H and only 1 to 2 feet from the surface in places. Over a million dollars in ore had been taken from the Good Enough in the 1880s. The horse survived and was led out through an underground passage. The "Million Dollar Stope” was a major tourist attraction for years. It was filled in the 1980s due to instability. Other collapses have occurred over the years.
 
Erected 2005 by Tombstone Restoration Commission. (Marker Number 37.)
 
Location. 31° 42.687′ N, 110° 3.978′ W. Marker is in Tombstone, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker is on East Toughnut Street east of South 5th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is located
Million Dollar Stope Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 9, 2014
2. Million Dollar Stope Marker (tall view)
on the south side of the street, next to a metal fence surrounding the "Million Dollar Stope". Marker is at or near this postal address: 435 East Toughnut Street, Tombstone AZ 85638, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Mines of Tombstone (a few steps from this marker); Tombstone Engine Co. No. 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); City Marshall Virgil Earp (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Owl Cafe and Tourist Hotel (about 300 feet away); The Oriental Saloon (about 400 feet away); Curly Bill Brocius (about 400 feet away); Bird Cage Theatre (about 400 feet away); The Grand Hotel (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tombstone.
 
Also see . . .
1. Photograph Looking Into the Million Dollar Stope. The Million Dollar Stope from which a million dollars worth of silver was taken in Tombstone's initial boom. Stope mining is carried on in timber- supported passages. The passages lead for miles under the surrounding county and connect with other mines. (Submitted on March 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Good Enough Mine. When military scout Ed Schieffelin found silver in what he dubbed the Good Enough Mine in 1878, his discovery birthed the town that would make famous men out of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday in a historic shoot-out four years later. Schieffelin
Million Dollar Stope (<i>mine shaft view from marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 9, 2014
3. Million Dollar Stope (mine shaft view from marker)
called the town Tombstone because, while searching southwestern Arizona Territory for mineral riches, he had been warned the only thing he’d find out in the rugged terrain - controlled by Apaches - was his own tombstone. His mine was good enough as a silver treasure for almost 30 years - one of the richest strikes found here - until the ore played out. (Submitted on March 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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