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Thread: For sale: Historic TIP TOP mine & ghost town located in Yavapai County, Arizona.

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    Default Historic TIP TOP mine & ghost town IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE AS OF JANUARY 2014.

    UPDATE: AS OF JANUARY 2014 THIS PROPERTY IS STILL AVAILABLE FOR SALE. The historic TIP TOP silver & tungsten mine and remains of TIP TOP ghost town consists of 3 patented (private property) mining claims totaling 57.97 acres.TIP TOP is located 12 miles northwest of the Phoenix city limits.

    Remains of some buildings (in the downtown area) dating back to the 1880's and remains of the old mill are on the property. There is a headframe over the main mine shaft. Cottonwood Creek with remains of a well on its bank runs through the property. Hundreds of large saguaro cacti are also on the property. The mine produced over $3 million (in late 1800's money) in silver ore prior to 1900. A 4x4 vehicle is necessary to access the property.

    The price has been reduced to $695K. Reasonable offers considered. Owner will finance with easy terms. Phone (602) 266-5292 for more information. Email at pmcleator@cox.net.

    Please click on the websites and image links below for more information and photos. The 4th thru 7th links below are interesting & informative articles published in 1916, 1924 and 1936 regarding Tip Top. The last 2 links below show photos taken in the 1880's of the Tip Top mine & town and a map of the Tip Top townsite. Be sure to check out these fantastic pictures and map.)

    http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/az/tiptop.html
    http://apcrp.org/Tip Top/TipTop Master Text II.htm
    http://www.azoffroad.net/#/tip-top-mine/4550650591
    http://tiptopmine.tripod.com/_may_1916_pdf.pdf
    http://tiptopmine.tripod.com/_pdf.pdf
    http://tiptopmine.tripod.com/_2-1-1924_pdf.pdf
    http://tiptopmine.tripod.com/_7-30-1936_pdf.pdf
    http://4wheelingarizona.org/Tip-Top.html
    http://4wheelingarizona.org/tiptopdirections.html
    http://www.mrquigleyphotography.com/articles/tiptop.htm
    http://tiptopmine.tripod.com/tip_top...p_1.00_pdf.pdf
    http://tiptopmine.tripod.com/s_photos_pdf.pdf
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    Made a trip to Tip Top. Very bumpy jeep ride! Followed directions given on 4wheelingarizona.com website. You can't miss the site. Look for remnants of buildings on main road. There are mine workings all over the place. Definitely an interesting place to visit.
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    Found another website featuring Tip Top, AZ. After loging on to website,, click on Tip Top:

    http://azghosttowns.com/nambrow.html

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    Check out the ghost town pictures on this website:

    http://ghosttowngallery.com

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    Visited the AZ Dept of Mines and Mineral museum in Phoenix. They have extensive files on Tip Top, AZ.

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    Click on link below to see map of 1880's Tip Top townsite.

    http://www.sharlot.org/archives/maps/map36.html

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    Yes, Sharlot Hall Archives is an excellent resource for all kinds of historical information, specifically Yavapai County. They also have a wonderful collection of vintage photographs and a staff of knowledgeable people who seem very willing to help out. They didn't have the information I was looking for, but they sent me in the right direction to find it.

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    Gillette, AZ was the old mill town for the early Tip Top mine. Check out this website on Gillette:

    http://www.mrquigleyphotography.com/...s/gillette.htm

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    just bumping

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    This has to be the best website yet on Tip Top, AZ:

    http://n.j.dushane.home.comcast.net/...k/tiptopbk.htm

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