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Mine Tales: The ghost towns of Greaterville and Kentucky Camp

Mine Tales: The ghost towns of Greaterville and Kentucky Camp

Forty-five miles southeast of Tucson on the east slope of the Santa Rita Mountains are the Greaterville gold placers, discovered by A. Smith in 1874. The deposit, at 5,280-feet elevation, became the most sought-after placer deposit — or accumulation of valuable minerals — in Southern Arizona…

October 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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'Hydraulic Giant' blaster home again at mining site

The "Hydraulic Giant" - a century-old mining device long missing from historic Kentucky Camp - has been recovered and will go on display Saturday at the site southeast of Tucson.

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