May and september are the best months to enjoy this trip. Supporters said the mine would bring hundreds of jobs and an economic boost to pima county, but critics say that would come at toohigh an environmental price. Usmining provides information on mines, operators, and minerals mined in pine, az. An aerial view of the santa rita mountains near tucson, where the longdelayed rosemont copper mine would be located. The crackerjack is a copper mine located in gila county, arizona at an elevation of 4760 feet. Thanks again for helping me identify my piece and everyone for your help. The calumet and arizona company formed in 1901, and operated the large and profitable mine of the same name adjacent to the copper queen.
During the three decades in which the towns post office operated it was a popular destination for holiday mail seeking a christmas postmark. Over the decades, the mine has been frequented by rough characters. Historically the site has been part of the ellsworth mining district. You will now be heading in a northeasterly direction. Media in category mines in arizona the following 36 files are in this category, out of 36 total. Copper mining in arizona, a state of the united states, has been a major industry since the 19th century. Pine, az mines, mine companies, mine owners and mine information. Carney property, crackerjack mesa, payson mining district green valley mining district, mazatzal mountains, gila co. The cracker jack silver mine is near vicksburg, arizona.
Some trails or park services may be closed so check with local authorities before heading out. Whether you are looking to buy a arizona mines for sale or sell your arizona mines, bizquest is the internets leading arizona mines for sale marketplace. Copper mountain mine grand canyonparashant national monument our trip today was to the copper mountain mine in mojave county, arizona. Photo by russ mcspaddencourtesy center for biological diversity. Abandoned mine history arizona state mine inspector. Crackerjack mine cultural feature mine in gila county. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. Currently, there is only one active copper mine on designated tribal lands in arizona, the. The trail is primarily used for camping and off road driving and is accessible yearround. Hand out, read, and discuss the general information about the copper mining handout. From gold road, one has a sweeping view of california to the southwest, and the gambling mecca of laughlin, nevada to the west. Rains the previous day settled the dust and mud was minimal.
As part of the rei coop family, were dedicated to making websites and mobile apps that help outdoor enthusiasts connect, share information and get out into the places they love to play. Sw, 1s now being explored by henry mann, nogales, arizona ter. The primary coordinates for crackerjack mine places it within the az 85541 zip code delivery area in the maps and aerial photos section below, youll find links to. Thats how the cracker jack company marketed its new cocoanut corn crisp to america in 1928, assuring all snackers that these luscious lumps of goodness were healthful, pure, and wholesome.
This old abandoned gold mine was just outside of yuma arizona not far from the colorado river. Historically the site has been associated with the green valley mining district which is now part of the tonto national forest. I think they would go great atop a sweet potato casserole, green salads, ice cream, or even just out of a bowl for guests to snack on, but beware, they are addictive. I found my spinner at an old silver mine about 30 miles southwest of tucson, az which operated in the early 1900s. Mining ruins ghost towns of arizona and surrounding states. Includes mine name, location, ore, daily production tonnage, names of officers or board of directors, and number of employees. Arizona became a state in 1912 the same time that they started putting prizes in cracker jack. The following file is part of the arizona department of mines. On the return a detour up to watson peak on lane mountain provides some excellent views. Copper mountain mine grand canyonparashant national. There were once hundreds of mines operating in the bradshaws, small and large. The crackerjack was a former underground coppersilverleadgold prospect located about 0. Initial production took place in 1942 and overall output was considered to be small size.
It was primarily a gold mine, but like many such mines, the quartz vein structure it was. Cracker jack mine jeep tour our local historical society hosted a jeep tour led by the president of the 4wheeler club. One copy of the arizona copper waypoint worksheet will be cut up so each waypoint is a separate slip of paper. The cracker jack mine is a underground mining operation. Jacks canyon cracker jack cliffs is located 42 miles southsouthwest of winslow arizona. The mine which led to creation of the town was staked on christmas day 1902, prompting the name.
Looks like cracker jack was even available in the old west. The detroit copper company started mining at morenci, 16km south of silver city, arizona, in 1872. Twentyone federallyrecognized tribes own lands that cover 19. The first type is an open pit mine or a surface mine. History of the arizona state mine inspectors office, abandoned mine program. Cracker jack silver mine near vicksburg, arizona the.
The controversial canyon mine, located just six miles from grand canyons south rim, is filling with surplus water after a wet winter. Crackerjack mine in gila county, az hometownlocator. Arizona department of mines and mineral resources mining collection access statement these digitized collections are accessible for purposes of education and research. A former underground cuagaupb mine located on 15 claims in the sw. Quick but intense downhill section comes right after the mine. Fr 195 offroad trail tonto national forest near payson, arizona duration. Christmas is an uninhabited mining community in gila county, arizona, united states. Copper mining also produces gold and silver as byproducts. Crackerjack mine, az terrain map arizona gazetteer.
In the 1970s deaths and injuries in abandoned mines began to make the news. The crackerjack mine was started sometime around 1905, and was operated on and off until the late1950s. Bizquest has more arizona mines for sale listings than any other source. Cracker jack mine near payson, arizona the diggings. Cracker jack mining company 1907 antique stock certificate. In an effort to dispose of the water from the bottom of the mine shaft, mine owner energy fuels resources usa inc. It is a copper mine that is located at the top of the ground. Producer in gila county in arizona, united states with commodities copper, silver, gold. And i find that my conclusion as to the location of crackerjack presented in desert. Arizona mines for sale buy arizona mines at bizquest. Box 743, carefree, arizona, 2536043 or 9429058, as per office visit by these two gentlemen. Pine, az mining, mines, mine owners and mine statistics.
Flavored with a touch of maple syrup, they actually remind me very much of the classic snack, cracker jack. All mine locations were obtained from the usgs mineral resources data system. Cracker jack mine trail crackerjack mine trail is a 12. Crackerjack mine is a cultural feature mine in gila county. The ghost town of gold road stands in a canyon just beyond sitgreaves pass when traveling westbound route 66. Two men from fort huachuca visited the bars in tombstone and on their way back to base stopped to relieve themselves along the road side.
Its obvious that the oldtimers were following a quartz vein that was carrying the gold. Contact information mining records curator arizona. A plastic case containing one slip of paper about a copper mine will be left at each waypoint. Pass by the ruins of the cracker jack mine off to the right at 8. Major mines black ovals, major mines on tribal land orange stars, and tribal reservations light orange areas in arizona. Types of copper mines there are two types of copper mines. The cracker jack silver mine was closed at the time of data entry with no known plans to reopen. Arizonas copper production was 60% of the total for the united states. Photos of cracker jack mine ohv trail arizona alltrails.
Copper queen consolidated mining bought the property in 1885, with the company name changed to phelps dodge in 1917. Directory of arizona operating mines azgs document. Rachel petersons climbing routes, routes, and photos. The reality tv ghosthunt is hardly the strangest thing to happen at octave. The mine is also the location where the minerals apachite, junitoite. Number four mine, tropic mine, mccann clay mine, rosser mine, table mesa pit, premier mine, ross mine, high view mine, cracker jack number two mine, gorham mine, morgan and williams mine, rocky flats mine, cracker jack mine, eagle mine, eldorado mine, number three mine, plainview mine, sunrise mine, pine cliff mine, cook mine, sunbeam. That means there are 5,990 pounds of rock that has no copper. You might strike gold at this historic mine, but beware. Help keep our trails and parks open during covid19 by committing to social distancing.1237 9 200 783 567 1501 892 599 165 292 203 1570 961 1284 232 281 1014 246 906 24 708 1293 471 1458 62 1280 967 209 279 1114 1115 1498 1266 80 806 124 1344 626 712 947 1012 841 859 249 1387