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Mine Tales: Quijotoa boom years short-lived

Mine Tales: Quijotoa boom years short-lived

Town destroyed by fire in an hour in 1889.

July 26, 2015 7:21 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Smelter in Benson operated until 1914

Mine Tales: Smelter in Benson operated until 1914

The town of Benson supplanted an early stagecoach

June 07, 2015 12:00 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Arizona was "mad as a hatter" for mercury mining

Mine Tales: Arizona was "mad as a hatter" for mercury mining

Total production of mercury from the Phoenix Mountains consisted of about 5,000 pounds.

May 31, 2015 7:19 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Gould Mine remnants remain in Tucson Mountains

Mine Tales: Gould Mine remnants remain in Tucson Mountains

A wooden head frame and a grate that covers a shaft more than 300 feet deep can be found near a trail.

May 10, 2015 7:58 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Mission Mine area keeps yielding ore

Mine Tales: Mission Mine area keeps yielding ore

Mission, Twin Buttes were first major ore bodies here found by geophysical methods.

April 05, 2015 7:34 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: New roads, stage stations served miners

Mine Tales: New roads, stage stations served miners

Some stops eventually became bustling towns.

March 08, 2015 7:59 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Power shovels made a world of difference

Mine Tales: Power shovels made a world of difference

Powered by various means, machines made mining easier and more prosperous.

March 01, 2015 7:03 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Peak's riches lured plenty of prospectors

Mine Tales: Peak's riches lured plenty of prospectors

Harquahala Mountains had abundant gold, and water, too

February 22, 2015 7:30 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Nonmetals a valuable resource in N. Ariz.

Mine Tales: Nonmetals a valuable resource in N. Ariz.

Mining companies cashed in on area's potash, helium and more.

February 08, 2015 7:22 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Elements critical to high-tech products

Mine Tales: Elements critical to high-tech products

REEs are used in smartphones, computers, wind turbines and more.

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Mine Tales: Dredges helped Arizona dig up gold

Mine Tales: Dredges helped Arizona dig up gold

Process helped miners extricate valuable minerals.

January 25, 2015 7:42 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Seventy-Nine a boon for companies, collectors

Mine Tales: Seventy-Nine a boon for companies, collectors

Highly collectable specimens were found at site.

January 18, 2015 7:47 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: From grass to ore, Sacaton once thrived

Mine Tales: From grass to ore, Sacaton once thrived

Miners dug deep to get to ore reserves.

January 12, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Spanish explorers driven by mineral wealth

Mine Tales: Spanish explorers driven by mineral wealth

Early explorers found vast caches of silver here. 

January 05, 2015 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: WWI spurred interest in uranium mining

Mine Tales: WWI spurred interest in uranium mining

Mining has declined with falling prices, increased regulation.

December 28, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Mine Tales: Did the centipede get him, or the whiskey?

Mine Tales: Did the centipede get him, or the whiskey?

Early mines were tough places, and the Tip Top Mine was one of the wildest.

December 22, 2014 6:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Tucson was important to early mining

Mine Tales: Tucson was important to early mining

Old Pueblo played a big part in early mining.

October 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Inclines gave miners a steep step up

Mine Tales: Inclines gave miners a steep step up

Inclines helped move ore downhill.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Town of Morenci rebuilt for mine

Mine Tales: Town of Morenci rebuilt for mine

Morenci, Metcalf open pit mines continue to operate to this day.

September 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Gold, copper were a find at Clifton-Morenci

Mine Tales: Gold, copper were a find at Clifton-Morenci

The Clifton-Morenci district was Arizona’s first major copper-producing region.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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