Monday, November 28, 2011

Closed For Now


One of the places I had the pleasure of visiting this year was Vulture Mine.  The place had many of the original buildings, some intact, while the others were crumbling and had fences around them.  The moment you walk up the path to where the buildings are located, you feel many eyes of the ghosts from past residences who seem to still call the place home. 

Sharon and I met Marty and Roma, the owners at that time.  Marty was featured on the Vulture Mine episode of Ghost Adventures.  Apparently they sold the place and now the new owners have closed it for "reorganization".  All I can say is don't keep it closed for long.  There are many tourist who love to visit the place and take tons of pictures of the buildings, machines, and mining equipment while enjoying the history.


The haunted residence house.

the Gate House

11 comments:

  1. I don't know what 'closed for reorganization' means, but it looks like a very cool place and I hope it's not closed long either. Off to Google images to see if I can find some interior shots!

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  2. I, too, got a kick out of the sign: closed for reorganization. That could have a legal/accounting meaning, or they are moving things around.... :\

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  3. Beer, if you type in Vulture Mine in my search engine, you can see my pictures and read the story of this place. The Google Earth pictures should be pretty cool.

    Lois, I don't know what they mean by "reorganization" but let's hope the place stays just the way it is. It does need refreshing.

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  4. I'm not sure about the reorganization, but the pictures sure are engaging.

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  5. You know, back east you couldn't buy out an historic town like this and then just start digging up gold and not have to account for the buildings and preservation. I'm sincerely hoping they realize that they can mine all the damn gold they want, but they need to shore up those buildings and get a couple of folks to run the tours because that is an important historic site in AZ's history. Time will tell.

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  6. Visiting Vulture Mine sounds like quite an experience! That was actually one of the few episodes of Ghost Adventures I've seen. I don't have cable, so I saw it in a hotel this year. Pretty spooky stuff! Hopefully, it will be open again some day. So, are the new owners living there?

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  7. You are right Sis, they need to get it opened. This historic site is visited by many.

    I am not sure the new owners are living there, Justine. I did see vehicles down the road so someone was there.

    I wish I could have gotten more pictures Jessica, but that is all I could see from the road.

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  8. Just the name "Vulture Mine" sounds rather ominous. There's already an association with death there.

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  9. In marketing, if you close an operation like this you lose traction. Then the cost of promoting "Open - under new management" gets pretty darn expensive.

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  10. I was here Sept 16, 2011. The mine was sold and closed on Sept. 1st. The new owners have several "plans" for this historic place. I spoke with both a surveyor and a woman doing "inventory". From what I have gathered from the conversations, the new owners are seeking to re-activate the mine. In addition, all of the buildings and the items contained therein are going to be cateloged. The assay building MAY be torn down and rebuilt... Many, Many "maybe's". I just really hope that it does not turn into another Tombstone.

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  11. Thanks for the information. It sounds like it may take awhile to reopen....too bad. I hope it doesn't become another Tombstone either.

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