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Mining Towns of Arizona Part 2 Ghost Towns

Posted by OakRocks on 24th Jul 2019

Mining Towns of Arizona Part 2 Ghost Towns

In my last two blogs I talked about the history of mining in Arizona and the mining towns still active today.  There are a lot of ghost towns in Arizona because of mining activity.  …

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Mining Towns of Arizona Part 1 Active Towns

Posted by OakRocks on 29th Jun 2019

Mining Towns of Arizona Part 1 Active Towns

In my last blog I talked about the history of mining in Arizona. I mentioned how important mining was to Arizona’s history and development.  There are a lot of Arizona towns as a resul …

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The History of Mining in Arizona

Posted by OakRocks on 15th Jun 2019

The History of Mining in Arizona

Mining in Arizona has always been very important. Over 900 different minerals have been discovered in Arizona. Hundreds of towns in Arizona owe their very existence to mining operations. Arizon …

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Polka Dot Agate Mine

Posted by OakRocks on 8th Jun 2018

Polka Dot Agate Mine

West Coast Mining owns the Polka Dot Agate Mine.It is near Madras, Oregon and they are open to visits! If you would like to experience digging at an actual mine site you can visit the Polka Dot A …

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