20 km southwest of Wickenburg, AZ.
From Phoenix Rt 60 west to Wickenburg, turnoff from Rt 60 4 km behind Wickenburg to the left (south).
Navi: 36610 355th Ave, Wickenburg, AZ 85390
Mid-MAY to mid-OCT daily 8-14.
Mid-OCT to mid-MAY daily 9-15. Guided tour Sat, Sun 10.
Adults USD 15, Children (7-11) USD 7, Children (0-6) free, Seniors USD 12, Veterans USD 12.
self guided surface tour.
|Address:||Vulture City Gold Mine, John & Marge Osborne, 36610 North 355th Ave, Wickenburg, Arizona 85390, Tel: +1-877-425-9229. E-mail:|
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|1863||discovered by Henry Wickenburg.|
|04-OCT-1880||post office established.|
|24-APR-1897||post office discontinued.|
|1942||mine closed by President Franklin Roosevelt because of World War II.|
Vulture City Gold Mine was discovered by Henry Wickenburg from Prussia, Germany. The small gold mining town nearby was named after him. But despite the fact that his mine produced more than 200 million dollars in gold, there was nothing left at the end. He ended his own life with a colt revolver.
Vulture was one of the richest gold mines yielding $15 per ton. Today Vulture City is a tourist attraction that doesn't have set hours, as the former caretakers try to sell it.