Constellation RoadFirst Stop
Black Rock Mine
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This trip can be a continuation of the San Domingo Wash trip. Instead of turning left out of San Domingo Wash at mile 9.1. You take a right. Or it can be taken as a seperate trip which is they way it will be described here. This trip is the back way into Monarch Wash. The main road in is off on constelation road.
The Great Southern Mine is where you are headed. I am told that it is also called The Purple Passion Mine. There is a good size foundation of what I believe was a mill and a little further up the wash there is a covered shaft, an uncoverd shaft and a round, about 12 ft high, water tank full of water.
Take 1-17 north to Carefree Highway (ST. Route 74). Take a left and follow the road for about 30 miles. About .8tenths of a mile past mile marker 2 turn right onto Castle Hot Springs Rd. Cross over the cattle guard and set your trip meter to 0.00.
Further up the wash is another mine area. There are 2 shafts in the area. One is covered with a door. Another one is surrounded by a fence. There is also a round cement water tank about 10 feet high. The road continues on up the wash where it eventually turns into a road that goes back to some more digs. I do not know where it ends. Reset you trip meter to 0.00 in front of the foundation and head down the wash. I will take you to a few more mines and another mill foundation.
San Domingo Wash |
Monarch Wash |
Tip Top |
Beyond Tiptop |
Tule Creek |
Humbug Creek |
North of Cleator |
NW of Cleator |
South of Cleator |
First Stop |
Monte Cristo |
Third Stop |
Gold Bar |
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