Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Silver in the Tombstone Hills

SILVER,SILVER,SILVER,PAAS,SLW,EXK………………and Walking tour of the restored 1878 "Good Enough Mine"

When you think of Tombstone what are your thoughts? Tombstone Exploration Corp has the mineral rights to approximately 11,500 acres of historical mining land in the areas around Tombstone, Arizona. I don’t think I’m going to be buying this stock anytime soon, but I did find it interesting. How about Boot Hill????



HOW ABOUT SILVER::: Tombstone  was one of the last wide-open frontier boomtowns in the American Old West. From about 1877 to 1890, the town's mines produced USD $40 to $85 million in silver bullion, the largest productive silver district in Arizona. Its population grew from 100 to around 14,000 in less than 7 years. READ MORESILVERNUGETA SILVER NUGGET. So Let’s tour a mine in the hills of Tombstone.


I do have some nice “sky” shots in this post so may use for SkyWatch Friday DSC_0087

We are getting closer. Walking tour of the restored 1878 "Good Enough Mine". Discovered by town founder, Ed Schieffelin.



“Visiting the Good Enough makes one thing immediately clear: the silver miners in Tombstone had an easy daily commute. The mining district begins literally a block south of town, and it only takes 30 seconds to walk from the souvenir shops on Toughnut Street to the Good Enough entrance. It's probably the most convenient mine/cave tour in America.”  Read More 


Genius without education is like silver in the mine. Benjamin Franklin… ( I wonder if you need to be stoic to be a miner)

In God We Trust...All Others Pay in Silver


The allure of silver is thousands of years old, but nowadays the precious metal has a youthful look and please PAAS the beer nuts.


At present, the old silver currency of the US cannot circulate as money because the silver content in the coinage is actually worth a lot more (fiat) dollars if melted down into silver bullion bars… Remember the Hunt Brothers..Beginning in the early 1970s, the Hunt brothers began accumulating large amounts of silver. By 1979, they had nearly cornered the global market.In the last nine months of 1979, the brothers profited by an estimated $2 billion to $4 billion in silver speculation, with estimated silver holdings of 100 million ounces (6.25 million pounds READ MORE



At this point we are about 100 feet down.


The plan is for old miners shacks to be brought in and retrofitted as tourist cabins, so that visitors can spend the night in a miner shack.



FYI:: “Silver is a cool color, and stands as a diametric opposite to gold. Silver is closely tied to Isis and all things flexible, creative, and emotionally intelligent.”


“In alchemy, silver is an archetype concept - one of seven. Before the periodic table emerged through technological advancement, there were in fact seven sacred metals, of which silver held a place of high esteem.”

DSC_0085 “There are those who also believe that not all silver is created equal! There exists at least one source of silver ( from the Sahara Desert ) that hermetically learned individuals prize for more spiritual reasons.”



“Historically, silver has been used as a tangible commodity dating back as far as the ancient Egyptians and even the Sumerian Empire. Modern technological advances have increased the actual industrial demand for silver, yet the actual monetary value of silver has been in steady decline since the 1500's.” READ MORE

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DSC_0094 Now THERE is one good looking ‘miner”

DSC_0098 What do you mean..I have to put the silver nugget back LOL….Thanks for stopping by.


SILVER,SILVER,SILVER,PAAS,SLW,EXK………………and Walking tour of the restored 1878 "Good Enough Mine"


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We went on a mine tour in Bisbee -- my Grandfather worked in mines when young and so the whole tour just gave me the shivers! Very interesting though. I'd pass on spending the night underground, thanks very much. Very nice tour and history as always.

TONY LETTS said...

There's bones in them there hills :)

vincibene said...

Great post! Very interesting.

Carletta said...

Loved the history of the place.
What an awesome sky above that green hill!

Unknown said...

You should try the coal mines in Sidney Nova Scotia. They run under the ocean, and the walls are damp. Great post. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

A Colorful World said...

Loved your silver mine tour, Joe! And the Skywatch shots are wonderful! I love's been years since I was there, and I need to head back soon. Thanks for catching up on my blog! I'd missed you! :-)

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful skies, a terrific tour and great captures for the day, Joe! Have a wonderful weekend!

Judy said...

I had to skim through the tour of the mine, but I really like the photo of Boot Hill, and the next photo, that hill with the cloudy sky! Both shots are simply incredible!!!

jesh StG said...

Thanks for taking us on tour and for all that info! I actually like silver more than gold:)

Chubskulit Rose said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Hope you'd come and see my sky shots.
Have a great weekend!

Jenn Jilks said...

What a spot!