The Poorman Mine is located in the Ruby Hill/Arlington Ridge and is said to be an extension of the Idahoe Claim. The mine dates to 1886, and was owned by Thomas Donan, John Clunan, W.H. Singleton, and ex Senator H.W. Fairweather.
The Poorman mill site is located in a nearby gultch. It is unclear when the mill was built. It appears however this mine produced very little. Assays from 1892 indicate the mine produced 38 ounces of silver and twenty-five per cent lead to the ton.
The nearby War Eagle mine dates to 1886, the mine later became part of the Peacock Mining Companies group of mines.
Source: Inventory of Washington Minerals -- Part II Metallic Minerals, Huntting, Marshall T., Washington Division of Mines and Geology Bulletin No. 37, Volume 1 -1956
Mines and Minerals of Washington -- Second Annual Report, G.A. Bethune, 1892