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Feb 7, 2019 - Chloride

Jump to search Chloride is a onetime silver mining camp in Mohave County, Arizona, United States, and is considered the oldest continuously inhabited mining town in the state.[1] Chloride has a ZIP Code of 86431; in 2000, the population of the 86431 ZCTA was 352.[2] Chloride is located on the southwest flank of the Cerbat Mountains, northwest of Kingman. Grasshopper Junction is four miles to the west on U.S. Route 93. Prospectors first located mineral resources in the area in the 1840s, including silver, gold, lead, zinc, and turquoise....

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Nov 20, 2011 - Chloride, AZ or Almost a Ghost Town

On Saturday, the 19th, we visited the high desert town of Chloride, about 20 miles northwest of Kingman off Route 93. Chloride almost became a ghost town. At one time it was a booming small town with 72 active mines, a stage stop and a railroad. The town now pretty much survives on tourism. There is an occasional movie shoot done there. Many of the 352 who remain in Chloride are a bit eccentric - but very nice. We spoke with several people in town. The "yard art" is unusual and interesting. We drove to the end of town, then about a mile out...

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