Community: Goldroad

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Goldroad 1Goldroad is truly just a ghost town. Mining continues here, but it is on private property and is not accessible to visitors. As you pass Goldroad there are a few remains of old mines and buildings to be seen amongst the cacti and boulders at either side of the road as you drive past. If you have a little time it is worth parking the car to look around at the ruins of a stone house, water tanks, cement stairs and more.

Goldroad 2In 1900, Gold Road Mine was discovered by a prospector named Jose Jerez. Jerez was looking for his burro one day when he stumbled over a chunk of quartz that contained gold. With the help of his friend Henry Lovin of Kingman, Jose dug a 15-foot deep shaft, and the Gold Road Mine was born. Between 1905 and 1907 the mine milled $2,250,000.00 worth of gold. Gold Road Mine has been in production off and on for close to 100 years. In 1992, Addwest Minerals purchased Gold Road Mine and reopened shafts and built a mill for extracting gold from the hard rock ore. Little remains of the Gold Road Mine other than the mine hole and shaft which are not accessible to the public.


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