• Give
  • Subscribe
    Fill out the info below to sign up for our E-Newsletter.

The Vulture Gold Mine

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

The Vulture Gold Mine

March 25, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

| Free

Discovered in 1863 by Henry Wickenburg, the Vulture Gold Mine was the first big gold mine in Arizona. The mine and its colorful cast of characters, along with the town of Wickenburg, were instrumental in stimulating considerable growth and development in Central Arizona. This presentation will share the multi-layered story of the gold mine, thus illustrating its unique role in early Arizona history.

 

Gary Carter resizedA graduate of the Idaho School of Mines, Gary Carter enjoyed a 36-year career in education, with curatorial experience of mineral collections, development of geology exhibitions and extensive study of mining history. He is an avid mineral collector and in 2012 he completed a substantial research report on the history of the Vulture Gold Mine. For the past couple of years, he has been sharing his knowledge and experience with audiences at colleges, libraries, museums and historical societies.

Details

Date:
March 25, 2015
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
,

Organizer

Parker Public Library
Phone:
928-669-2622
Website:
http://www.parkerpubliclibrary.com/

Venue

La Paz County Board Room
1108 S. Joshua Ave
Parker, AZ 85344 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
928-669-2622
Website:
http://www.parkerpubliclibrary.com/