Flora Temple Mine

Flora Temple Mine (HM1QKS)

Location: Yuma, AZ 85365 Yuma County
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Country: United States of America
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N 33° 2.786', W 114° 10.68'

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This is the point of discovery for the Flora Temple Mine. In the early 1870's, a Colorado River steamboat captain named Isaac Polthamus purchased the Flora Temple Mine. This mine was the 2nd patented claim in Arizona (1871). Polthamus and his partner, Nicholas Gunter, were the original claimants. The Castle Dome Mining & Smelting Company acquired ownership and operations of the mine until 1933 when it was sold to Mrs. Eliza DeLuce.

The ore retrieved from the mine was Silver-Galena which mainly consisted of silver and lead. In 1979 when the prices of silver dropped, mining of Silver-Galena ore was no longer profitable. Maybe someday the Flora Temple Mine will flourish again.
Series This marker is part of the E Clampus Vitus series
Year Placed2015
Placed ByE Clampus Vitus
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Date Added Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 at 9:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)11S E 763524 N 3659975
Decimal Degrees33.04643333, -114.17800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 2.786', W 114° 10.68'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 2' 47.16" N, 114° 10' 40.8" W
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Area Code(s)928, 520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Unnamed Road, Yuma AZ 85365, US
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