Legacy of the Wandering Jew Mine
February 2001 by Robert P. EzzoThe Tyndall Mining District of Santa Cruz County contains the oldest mines in the state of Arizona. Described as the most celebrated mineral region in North America, its ancient mines have produced a phenomenal amount of rich masses of pure native silver and ore prior to the arrival of the early Spaniards extending into the present century.
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