Arizona Yucca Mine

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Step back in time to the Arizona Yucca Mine, an early 1900s gold mine where well-preserved artifacts such as an arrastra, vertical mineshaft, gravestones, and an old stacked rock foundation offer a glimpse into the past. The trail's highlight is the arrastra, a unique piece of history that horses o... Read More
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Highlights of Arizona Yucca Mine

Desert Category Icon Desert
Mine Category Icon Mine
Sand Category Icon Sand
Wash Category Icon Wash
Highest Elevation
1905 ft
Shape of Trail
Straight Through
Typically Open
Year Round
Best Direction
N/A
Official Trail Name
4349
Nearest Town
Yucca
Nearest Services
Lake Havasu City
Management Agency
Bureau of Land Management
District
Colorado River District

Overview

Step back in time to the Arizona Yucca Mine, an early 1900s gold mine where well-preserved artifacts such as an arrastra, vertical mineshaft, gravestones, and an old stacked rock foundation offer a glimpse into the past. The trail's highlight is the arrastra, a unique piece of history that horses or mules may have powered to crush ore in hopes of striking it rich or, as life would have it, finding a little more gold dust than the last time. The miners who worked these mines endured inhospitable conditions, facing the desert's unrelenting heat and clear blue skies in search of precious metals. Explore the nearby Chemehueyis Mine Prospects and other historic sites in the area, where the gravesites pay tribute to the hardships they endured.

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