The Gold King Mine & Ghost Town
We invite you to visit the Gold King Mine and Ghost Town while visiting Jerome Arizona. The history here is rich and there are stories to be told. It all began in 1890 . . .
When they dug a 1279 foot mine shaft, (you can still visit it today) searching for copper, they struck GOLD! The location was only 1 mile north of the mining town, Jerome, but they became their own mining camp called “Haynes”. In 1901, the population was 30! They even had their own post office from 1908 – 1922.
Or course, the gold ran out and the mine was closed. Year later, 91 years later to be exact, the area was rediscovered by Terry & Don Robertson. The year was 1981 and Dons’ dreas was to share with the world some of the most unique and important icons of the industrial revolution.
Today, the property is filled with vintage transportation: over 180 cars, trucks & motorcycles, including Studebakers and Harleys. There is mining equipment, historic buildings and a Stamp Mill that was used for crushing the ore. You will also find a working sawmill and Blacksmith shop with gold panning and a petting zoo for the kids!
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