Twin Buttes


Vulture City



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Latitude / Longitude:

33°52′44″N 112°47′42″W / 33.87889°N 112.79500°W / 33.87889



Time Zone:

Mountain (NO DST) (UTC-7)


Vulture City is a ghost town situated at the site of the defunct Vulture Mine in Maricopa County, Arizona, United States. Vulture Mine was a gold mine which was discovered in 1863. It was the most productive gold mine in the history of Arizona. From 1863 to 1942, the mine produced 340,000 ounces of gold and 260,000 ounces of silver.


After the mine closed, the city was abandoned and its building decayed, becoming a “ghost town”. The deposit was later sold to Benjamin Phelps, who represented a group of investors that eventually organized under the name of Vulture Mining Company. The mine continued to produce at a decreased level until World War II, when it was permanently closed.





Current Status:

he buildings and the Vulture Mine are privately owned. The owner offer a two-hour, dirt path guided walking tour at the historic Vulture mine, The tour offers a glimpse of the olden days through a tour of some of the remaining buildings of Vulture City, the once booming mining town.