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Vulture Mine

Vulture Mine is Now a Ghost Town


The Vulture Mine is about 14 miles from Wickenburg, Arizona. In 1863 gold was discovered here. It is called the Vulture Mine because legend has it that a vulture felled by a gunshot landed near a gold nugget.

The Vulture Mine thrived through the 1890's and was still operational in the 1920's. In 1942 the mining here stopped. There are various buildings, a school and a hanging tree still to be seen there. There is an entrance fee to Vulture Mine and visitors can take a self-guided tour. An additional fee will allow you to pan for gold.

Directions to Vulture Mine

From Phoenix take I-17 (the Black Canyon Freeway) to US60 West. The turnoff is about 2.5 miles west of Wickenburg. Travel about another 12 miles to the Vulture Mine at the end of the pavement on Vulture Mine Road.

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