A Treasure of Free Homemade Gold Prospecting Equipment Plans and Commentary: A History of Gold Mining in Arizona

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

A History of Gold Mining in Arizona

The United States purchased from Mexico in 1848 and 1853 areas of what is currently known as Arizona. This is when appreciable efforts to mine where made. Spanish and Mexican miners had minded for silver.Placer gold was brought to  churches by Indian who had converted.  These contributions to the church were from dry gravels and sands in selected areas of the Arizona desert.

The areas after 1853 that were accessible to miners where in Tucson and Tubac in the southern part of Arizona. when the civil war began circa 1861, it was no longer safe to mine. Add in the threat from Apache raids and mining was halted until post civil war.

See http://www.westernmininghistory.com/articles/37945/page1


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