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brian10x
06-17-2006, 06:55 PM
The Red Rover mine near Phoenix seems like a really rich site to visit, but a Google search, as well as a search here does not come up with contact information, or even directions on how to get there.

Does anyone here know how to get there or how to contact the owners?

They say you cannot photograph the inside of one of the buildings, due to it being haunted. I'd like to try for myself.

My offensive body odor has exorsized many a demon in its time.:mad:

LauraA
06-17-2006, 07:29 PM
Brian,
Try these links.
This one will map your course and give you information on ownership as well as what was mined there.


Red Rover Mine, Rover Peak, Cave Creek District, Verde Mts, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA (http://www.mindat.org/loc-53219.html)



This one is a great resource to order county mine maps. They're nice folks and very helpful on the telephone.



Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources Homepage (http://www.admmr.state.az.us/index.htm)


Hope this helps.

brian10x
06-17-2006, 08:12 PM
Brian,

No reference to Red Rover in "Ghosts of the adobe walls", "AZ place names", or "Ghost towns of AZ". Is this supposed to be a real place or are you just yankin' my Fenis?

TW
QWXL6

From our own site:
http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/az/redrover.html

brian10x
06-17-2006, 08:15 PM
Brian,
Try these links.
This one will map your course and give you information on ownership as well as what was mined there.


Red Rover Mine, Rover Peak, Cave Creek District, Verde Mts, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA (http://www.mindat.org/loc-53219.html)



This one is a great resource to order county mine maps. They're nice folks and very helpful on the telephone.



Arizona Department of Mines & Mineral Resources Homepage (http://www.admmr.state.az.us/index.htm)



Hope this helps.


Mmmm. Chalcocite. I bet thats good on ice cream!
Thanks for the links!

GaryB
06-17-2006, 11:25 PM
Search the message board here if you haven't already. I know that place has come up a few times with some folks claiming they are the owners telling folks to stay away.

NWNative
07-08-2006, 06:49 PM
I ran across a hand drawn map in a little booklet about gem collecting. If you are interested I can scan it and email it to you. The booklet was printed in 1964 so how good the info is - who knows?

There's also a reference to Ramsey ghost town in another section. Wonder if a GT from '64 is still around or is a living town again?

brian10x
07-09-2006, 01:08 PM
I ran across a hand drawn map in a little booklet about gem collecting. If you are interested I can scan it and email it to you. The booklet was printed in 1964 so how good the info is - who knows?

There's also a reference to Ramsey ghost town in another section. Wonder if a GT from '64 is still around or is a living town again?
If its not too much trouble, I'm interested in seeing your scans!

brian10x@cox.net

NWNative
07-09-2006, 02:18 PM
Sure thing - I sent a couple.

EVPS1
07-09-2006, 03:58 PM
It took us 3 tries to actually find this place! 1st time was an adventure for sure. About a 3 miles hike in--then to go thru a gate & see a house with a machine gun (YES--you heard me...a machine gun) mounted on the roof......we went back to the truck & decided to try it again another time. We finally did it tho---unfortunatelly we forgot cameras & all. But the place does exist....and it's quite extensive up there. Lots to see. I don't know who owns it now--but might be worth another trip up there when the weather cools off again. Email me & I'll send directions if you interested!

Nicnacpattymac
09-06-2007, 08:49 PM
:( Sorry to disappoint another adventurer. There are no machine guns at the Red Rover Mine. Any reference to Machine Guns refers to a house that was built about 30 years ago along the former Mine Road. That road was the only road being used until about 20 years ago. Due to a lawsuit by the owner of that house, the Forest Service, in it's great wisdom, closed the road beyond the house with the machine gun. The Tozier family, owners of the Red Rover Mine had to hand clear an old jeep trail to have access to the mine property.

EVPS1
09-23-2007, 09:44 PM
Well---sorry to burst your bubble there. But we were just in Red Rover 3 weeks ago with the owner, Mr. Tozier. He himself admitted the house with the machine gun is indeed there and owned by a judge who didn't want people in & around his property. It took Mr. Tozier several years in court to get the road opened back to his property---yes, he does & did have to re-clear the road and keeps it very well graded to this day. He is a very nice man and full of all kinds of information about the area. His family has owned Red Rover since the 40's.

Kim
E.V.P.S.