Poorman Mine 1886-1890's 

site visit 2012

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


Mill remains of the Poorman.

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Mine dump of the Poorman.

An Important Reminder:  We strongly recommend you stay out of abandoned mines altogether unless accompanied by a guide familiar with the mine, safety and its structural condition.  

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