Goldfield Mining District

Goldfield Mining District (HM1R4N)

Location: Apache Junction, AZ 85119 Pinal County
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N 33° 27.463', W 111° 29.261'

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This Historical Spot
1892 to 1898

was part of the Mammoth Mine claims known as the Montezuma in 1893. Then after 1910 became known as
Calamity. In 1944 this claim became known as the Bluebird.
The Bluebird Mine was found in 1893 and first worked by J. R. Morse and the Merrill Brothers to a depth of
60 feet on a quartz vein up to 3 feet wide. Some of the richest gold in the district.

In 1947 to 1952 George (Red) Monagan worked the Bluebird. He dug 140 foot tunnel and used an old
Spanish arrista to mill the ore. But only low grade ore was found. Historical photo inside.
In 1960 Maw and Paw Hamaker and family extended the Bluebird another 85 feet. Then in 1961 the Bluebird claim was patented on an assays of 10 ounces of gold per ton.
HM NumberHM1R4N
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Date Added Saturday, March 19th, 2016 at 1:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 454679 N 3702137
Decimal Degrees33.45771667, -111.48768333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 27.463', W 111° 29.261'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 27' 27.78" N, 111° 29' 15.66" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5447-5497 AZ-88, Apache Junction AZ 85119, US
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