Monte Cristo, Yavapai |Two men descend into the Monte Cristo shaft on a skip, with fedora and flat cap in lieu of hard hats. The Monte Cristo was being worked by the 1890s for its high-grade silver, but has never lived up to what many felt was its potential.
From the report cited below, 'The country rock is mainly Yavapai Schist, intruded by dikes of diorite and porphyry. The ore is found in well-defined veins along these dikes. There is one main vein striking almost due north and south and nearly vertical.' The mine was discovered in the (18)60s and worked in a small way for the production of high grade sorted ore.' (Courtesy of Diane Bain)
Monte Cristo Mine File from the AZGS Mining Data site (19 pages), http://docs.azgs.az.gov/OnlineAccessMineFiles/M-R/MontecristoYavapai1128...