- October 26, 2012
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Big Eye Mine was named for being the “eye” of the thumb in Thumb Peak . This cabin was a home for the men once worked the mine. They took the gold ore from the earth helped load it into trucks. The trucks then took the gold ore to the rail road station near Roll, Arizona. The gold’s final destination was El Paso, Texas. The road to Big Eye Mine is highly scenic. The 4WD Big-Eye Mine Road winds past old mines near the base of Castle Dome Peak to the cabin and mill of a mine. Ore car tracks still lead out of the main entrance. This may be the best preserved mine on public land in Arizona, but you need to watch for vertical shafts and unstable structures. The road begins at Marker Post 75, half a mile south of Castle Dome City Ghost Town, and it takes about two hours of driving each way. At road’s end, walk along the former road about 0.75 mile to the cabin, then either continue on the road or take the trail from the upper water tank (good views) to the mine and mill.
Elevation: 2,700 feet
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