About the Vulture Gold Mine
The Vulture Mine "Profit Sharing Plan"

One of the side benefits of working at the Vulture Mine was its personal mining profit sharing plan. This personal mining was, by no means, approved by the mining company. Nevertheless, miners would often work the mine during evenings and weekends for their own benefit. The early owners of the mine treated harshly anyone caught doing personal mining. Later owners may have silently condoned personal mining when they were not able to pay their workers. Personal mining also attracted people to Vulture City during the Depression.

The miners practiced personal mining mostly in areas where the company was no longer working. This type of mining continued long after the government officially closed the mine in 1942, and long after many residents had moved away.

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The Vulture's "Profit Sharing Plan" | Gold Mines vs. Gold Placers | The Depression at the Vulture |
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