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Gold Mines of
New Mexico and Arizona

The sensational gold discoveries at Cripple Creek have concentrated public attention upon that camp; but there seems to be an epidemic of gold discoveries in the West. Outside of the State of Colorado none is of greater promise than those in the Territories of New Mexico and Arizona. These localities, which might be supposed to have been thoroughly worked over years ago, are entering upon an era of gold production.

In NEW MEXICO, on or near the A.,T. & S.F. Ry., there are rich gold mines (both placer and quartz) in the Moreno Valley, Amizette and Ute Creek districts--reached by stage from Springer Station; also in the Cochiti district, not far from Santa Fe, Wallace, and Los Cerrillos stations; in the Golden district, near Santa Fe; in the region tributary to Socorro; in the Lake Valley and Kingston country; and in Pinos Altos and other camps around Silver City. These are too well known to require extended description.

In ARIZONA, Cherry Creek has received a new impetus, and additional plants are being erected; at Congress Camp new strikes are reported daily; the Old Vulture mine, which has produced $9,000,000 and was shut down a few years ago, will soon be extensively re-opened; new mines are being opened in Skull Valley, Walnut Grove, Hillside, Santa Maria, Rich Hill, and numerous other places; the erection of a new smelter at Prescott is talked of; near Wickenburg rich float is found, pieces of gold-bearing quartz being brought to the railroad station daily to exhibit to passengers. Systematic work and intelligent supervision are having their effect, and operators are very well satisfied with the development and output of the mines. These points are along the line of the Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix Railway, between Ash Fork and Phoenix, and are reached by the Santa Fe Route through Ash Fork in connection with the S.F., P. & P. Ry.

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