#199 Historic Vulture City Mine in Arizona!

#199 Historic Vulture City Mine in Arizona!

This was one of the richest Gold mines in Arizona and was the reason that both the town of Wickenburg and Phoenix exist today. Be sure to visit the historic museum and learn more about the fascinating history of the area!
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  1. Lithosphere mins on June 2, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    Frank it sure looked like you walked right past a detonator box when you were looking at the air hose at 18:10 into the video.

  2. azemtchic on June 2, 2023 at 6:44 pm

    The active mining part of aren’t bull dozing over the top of everything. They are working closely with the museum side to perseve what they can. My son works for the active mine and has shown me many items on the museum side that they have found and given to them.

  3. Neil S on June 2, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    Great that you Record all these mines so they’re notlost forever👍

  4. Blastman 8888 on June 2, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    Must be a low budget modern mine they aren’t using cyanide.

  5. Just a person on June 2, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    Cool bucket mine cart on the thumbnail I think it looks cool

  6. Abated Hickory31 on June 2, 2023 at 6:50 pm

    Its a cool place to visit but living there is hard i speak from experience because i currently live there and my father is manager😋 P.S anything shiny u find in a gold mine…its gold🤣🤣🤣😂 what a dumbass very untrue lolol

  7. maples playbot on June 2, 2023 at 6:51 pm

    Did anyone else notice at 29:30 something runs across the plank… like a giant insect… or ????????????

  8. shaun laverick on June 2, 2023 at 6:52 pm

    Excellent drone work and a very interesting video.nice little museum and artefacts

  9. Jeremy Thompson on June 2, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    what is that at 29.33? is it a light moving or a cave creature moving and hiding?

  10. Chad Mueller on June 2, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    We need a Part 2, not enough time to see it all!

  11. infinus5 on June 2, 2023 at 6:57 pm

    what a shame to see the place get demolished like that, Vulture mine basically vanishing before our eyes.

  12. Moneyandtime Freedom on June 2, 2023 at 6:58 pm

    Do you get to keep any of the artifacts or do you give them to the mine owner?

  13. Paul Eckert on June 2, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    I went there today, too late to see much. Going back tomorrow. I’m living 11 miles this winter.

  14. Joseph Daigle Jr on June 2, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    Tom Massie with gold fever went down one of the declines back when the mine was first put on the market he and his daughter along with 1 of the caretaker’s when the water was low. They made it to the 4 or 500ft level and showed a working face that was just covered with little gold veinlets, was a cool shot plus they showed the mill and the powerhouse that still had the huge diesel engine in it

  15. Raavan Ki lanka on June 2, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    U guys are awesome

  16. CQ Arizona on June 2, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    Had explored here about 12-15 years ago, curator in the gift shack let us wander(at our risk) around the grounds at will. Lots of buildings with equipment still laying in place. One building used as the cook shack still had pots, pans, tables. nearby was the "hangin tree" (ironwood) used to physically hang workers that were filling their pockets with the ore. Also the one vertical shaft had a horizontal shaft on one of the levels, that had caved in trapping a few workers, their remains never recovered (so the story goes) Thanks for sharing your "gutsy" adventure…….

  17. Cactus Atlas on June 2, 2023 at 7:05 pm

    I’ve been to Vulture Mine several times over the years, back when you could explore the areas that you showed are being torn down (which is such a shame). I’ve wondered for years what it looked like inside the mine, and what you showed is quite amazing. Not sure if you are familiar with the site called the Glory Hole, where several miners and Burros died in a collapse in the early 1900’s.? Just curious how far from that area you think you were or if you could see any evidence of that collapse from inside? Anyway, this is one of our favorite channels! Thanks for doing what you do!

  18. Kevin Whitted on June 2, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    I have a buddy that has a mine right behind the vulture mine

  19. azemtchic on June 2, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    My two sons work at the active mine next door. My son Matt told me of so many interesting artifacts they have found. We are all born in Wickenburg and my family started ranching in the area in the early 1900’s. Our ranch is in the middle the rich mining area of Stanton and Octave.

  20. Justis Miller on June 2, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    I just wish I could explore mines like this, I live by a ton in Northeast pa but there all coal mines and even just by approaching the portal you get overwhelming sulphur smells for my safety I never go in but your videos inspire me

  21. Timeonecop on June 2, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    Wow that kid would make me nervous You be running around like crazy what you think I know he’s young he would be wise too slow down just a bit he could get hurt wow

  22. Mike 69 on June 2, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    HI i just found your channel and its awesome!! True Canadian fearless and Balls the size of grape fruits!! Haha Also wondering if you have ever been to Drumheller Alta and if there is any old mines to explore near any of the known mine locations? Thanks for videos

  23. 日曜スペシャル!・藤本秀司探検隊 on June 2, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    This is Fujimoto from the Japan branch haha.
    Congratulations on Silver Shield. Looking forward to exciting videos!

  24. ray dowley on June 2, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    nice explore guys but man those spiders fart loud!!

  25. Eric Simpson on June 2, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    Very cool, the first time I went to vulture city was 1971 or 72, I was there about 5 years ago and the rumor was that the new mining was going to bulldoze vulture city,,,good to see that did not happen but from the first part of the video it says some will be bulldozed,,,hope not….good video…..Henry wickenburg from Prussia found gold there in 1862 ( I always thought its interesting that this was going on out west during the civil war) wickenburg lost his wealth due to not being paid in full when he sold the mine and spent what he had on lawyers (somethings never change) he commented suicide…

  26. Rob Anderson on June 2, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    I’m with you frank…people judge and say stupid shit about what you are doing as being dangerous not even considering how dangerous it is to get in a car or fly in a plane and yet they have no problem with those activities.

  27. Ryan McAninch on June 2, 2023 at 7:10 pm

    I love your content. Currently taking my confined space class for work. I’d like to start training for mine exploration. Any tips for beginners ?

  28. DesertTripper Tripper on June 2, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    Incredible… especially the spider hole exploration at the end. That was a little white-knuckle action there! Very creative use of the selfie stick. Great that you could document some of this great mine and surface structures before it’s all gone forever.

  29. Vidal Trejo on June 2, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    I’m so glad you guys show this mine. Great video thanks.

  30. FireoftheGreeks on June 2, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    Please tell me there is going to be at least a part two.

  31. rolf sinkgraven on June 2, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    Well that was a very nice explore and a very interesting mine.

  32. William Wintemberg on June 2, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    This is just too Good! I can’t wait to see more!

  33. Iain Weller on June 2, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    Great drone footage hope you get that steam engine and other stuff before it’s all gone

  34. chris morgan on June 2, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    Awesome video guys my grandfather owned vulture in the 70s. Before i was born but i hope to go and visit there soon i get alot of good stories about that place and my grandfathers time there from my uncle🤙

  35. HonestTexan on June 2, 2023 at 7:25 pm

    Apparently this site is “spiritually active” if you believe in that kind of stuff. Just enough to have a few paranormal investigations.

    Edit: I also find it HILARIOUS that any paranormal team that comes here are shaking in their boots above ground while Frank is just chilling in the actual mines, living his best life

  36. Carlos Gonzales on June 2, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    Frank has a Nice shaft and Gabe has a Nice can .

  37. Excellent Puma on June 2, 2023 at 7:27 pm

    Great video guys!

  38. Mountain Mike on June 2, 2023 at 7:30 pm

    I just finished filming my initial exploration of the lower levels of one of the hard-rock mines in Joy. Found a lot of cool stuff in there. Mining operations were halted because of WWII. There are mine openings that still have significant copper staining and veins in the daylight. I’m amazed they haven’t continued mining operations there.

    If you see it you’re gonna call me stupid for not having a helmet, and you’re not wrong.

  39. B C on June 2, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    Wonder if you would be venturing into any mines around Ontario, Canada anytime? We have about 81 recognized, 41 active, but apparently more than 5000 abandoned mines scattered across the province according to AMIS.

  40. Gideon Mcghee on June 2, 2023 at 7:33 pm

    21:25 you can see a small light and sort of a figure of a body

  41. Jimmy Love on June 2, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    Riveted oar carts that still function. Total museum piece

  42. jordan hicks on June 2, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    Hey hey! Welcome to my state! There are TONS of abandoned mines up in the Bradshaw Mountains as well as down by Wilcox and the Dos Cabezas area

  43. Convenient Plot Device on June 2, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    *headbangs at end credits*

  44. Yanir Mendoza on June 2, 2023 at 7:35 pm


  45. Blastman 8888 on June 2, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    Gabe has no fear squeezing though those tiny openings.

  46. Max Didlick on June 2, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    Hi Frank it’s Max from the UK we spoke Before. You would really find it interesting looking into the World War I offensive tunnelling on the Western front a lot of Canadian guys came over and formed up with engineers and form tunnel and companies they tunnelled really small offensive shafts that were only about 4’ x 18”Also listening post to listen for the Germans tunnelling in the other direction. Just really interested I know that you would find it very interesting the whole story of it and that a lot of them were Canadian but I really enjoy your channel I am big fan and keep safe “eh” haha. All the best mate

  47. Mike O'Keefe on June 2, 2023 at 7:36 pm

    C’mon don’t leave us canucks hanging ! Part two ? Ever ?

  48. Gran Beckett on June 2, 2023 at 7:38 pm

    Thanks for showing us a great piece of Arizona history!!

  49. Luke B on June 2, 2023 at 7:39 pm

    15:00 is that cinnabar?

  50. Kendra Williams on June 2, 2023 at 7:40 pm

    Sad to see this old mine and artifacts destroyed by those modern day miners wunder if the shaft was repaired by museum

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