|Location:||Goldfield Ghost Town, Pinal County. 72km east of Phoenix, at the base of the Superstition Mountains near Apache Junction.|
|Open:||All year daily 10-17. Underground tour every 10 min. |
|Address:||Goldfield Ghost Town & Mine Tours, Inc., 4650 N Mammoth Mine Road, Goldfield, Arizona 85219, Tel: +1-480-983-0333.|
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|1892||first gold discovered.|
|1910||various gold discoveries revive the town nuzmerous times.|
|1926||last mine closed, town becomes a ghost town.|
Goldfield Mine is located at Goldfield Ghost Town, an authentic 1890's ghost town. The guides explain the history of the mine, the history of the town, the gold mining equipment and the procedures.
The underground tour is completed by a narrow-gauge railroad and a nice museum created by the Goldfield Superstition Historical Society. It shows artifacts, maps and pottery from the mountains and surrounding area. The Lost Dutchman Hall of Fame in the museum shows maps and clues to the legendary Lost Dutchman Mine. The legend tells that this mine was found by a German miner caller Dutchman who died without telling anybody the location. The mine has never been found, and so the gold still waits to be found.