Arizona Yucca Mine

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Yucca, Arizona (Mohave County)
Last Updated: 04/14/2023

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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 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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