From the world's largest silver galena ore bar, to the oldest Levis.
|Castle Dome is a peak in the Gila Mountains that are located in southwestern Arizona.||The first mining venture was recorded in 1858 and the last operation was in 1964.||The museum contains many tools and artifacts found in the Castle Dome City district. This drill was from a later period in the mines operation.|
|Some of the miners could afford to build a wood cabin to live in. This is how a typical cabin would have looked.||They used different methods to mine the silver galena. One method was a head frame.||They also had mine shafts that went down to 300 ft below the surface. This was the entrance to the elevator shaft.|
|The miner's would wear their normal clothes to the mine; then change into their work clothes. The Levis were never washed or mended and worn to theadbare.||The supervisor had a wood frame canvas tent as his office.||The Mercantile carried all the items needed for living. These can foods were brought in from the East and Midwest.|
|The Mercantile carried a complete line of medicines and clothes accessories.||The community had a church for the miners.||The Sheriff's Office had a one cell jail. This iron door was the entrance to the cell.|
|The Cantina provided the location for the miners to buy liquor and meet with friends.||This is an entrance to a mine where the galena silver was mined.||The tunnels in the mines were narrow and low.|
|The ore was hauled from the mine entrances in cars on the tracks to the wagon loading area.||The community had a well digging piece of machinery for digging for water.|
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