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Location DB > United States > New Mexico > Chloride > Umpire Mine
Umpire Mine
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created by Jonsered on 12/10/2009 11:15 PM
last modified by Jonsered on 12/11/2009 5:09 PM
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Two good buildings, two smaller still standing buildings, one almost melted adobe bunkhouse, and various mine relics.
 Basic Information
Type: Outdoors
Status: Abandoned
Accessibility: Difficult - 15 mile hike
Recommendation: worth the trip
 Physical Information

Chloride, New Mexico
United States
Owner: Unknown
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  •  Hazards
     Interesting Features
    Two beautiful and well preserved adobe buildings, as well as a gorgeous brick retort.
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  •  Historical Dates
    Built: 1883
    Closed: 1977
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    The Umpire was first opened in 1883 under another name, and was merely a placer (surface ore) mine. Several structures were built, but the lode didnt' last long.

    In 1922, the ore vein which created the placer was discovered. Gold prices at the time were low, so work was slow and didn't involve many people. Good quantities of silver ore were extracted as well, and some tin and lead. The Umpire was worked on and off until the late 1970's, when it was finally closed for good.
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    THis mine sits on the edge of the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Area, and within the boundaries of the Gila National Forest. Nothign is going to happen here.

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    Thu, Dec 10th, 2009
    posted by Jonsered
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    This location's validation is current. It was last validated by Opheliaism on 12/12/2009 2:03 AM.

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  • on Dec 12 09 at 2:03, Opheliaism validated this location
  • on Dec 11 09 at 17:09, Jonsered made this location available
  • on Dec 11 09 at 17:09, Jonsered changed the following: Type
  • on Dec 11 09 at 17:08, Jonsered updated the main picture
  • on Dec 11 09 at 17:06, Jonsered changed the following: Latitude, Longitude, Co-ordinate Accuracy, History, Accessibility
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