Ruby, Arizona

November 29, 2012: Roamed around Ruby, Arizona, an old mining camp very near the Mexican border.

Mining started in the area in the late 1870s. Ruby’s heyday was in the late 1920s and 30s, when it produced gold, silver, lead, zinc and copper. From 1934 to 1937, the mine was Arizona’s leading producer of lead and zinc, and third in silver. At that time, Ruby had a population of around 1,200 people. The mine closed in 1940. Ruby was abandoned in 1941.

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