Links and Resources

I’ve spent too many hours to count sending emails, sitting in libraries and scouring the internet for information for the next “research project.” This is a collection of links for all things Arizona from different organizations to great research resources.  If you have anything to add just post it in a comment or email them to me at Matt.Brady2@gmail.com Enjoy!

MAPS – Historical and Current
Alabama Maps – Historical Arizona Maps
Library Of Texas Arizona Map Collection
Sharlot Hall Museum – Arizona Historic Map Index

GHOST TOWNS AND AZ LEGENDS
Arizona Ghost Towns
Brazil Brazil – Original Old Spanish Mine Website
Ghost Town Pages
Ghost Towns
Ghost Town Gallery
Legends of America – Lost Treasure in Arizona
Lost America – Professional photos of America’s historic places

MINING, TREASURE HUNTING AND PROSPECTING
Arizona Gold Prospectors
Arizona Department of Mining and Mineral Resources
Arizona Mine Exploration
Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum
Brazil Brazil – Original Old Spanish Mine Website
Discovery Miner 
Gold Placer – Where to find AZ placer Gold
Lost Treasure USA Magazine Article Database – Very useful tool for finding pertinant articles in older treasure hunting mags
Nevada Outback Gems – Gold Nugget Prospecting in AZ
Treasure Hunter’s University – Great background info on Spanish, Indians and early mining
Treasure Net Forum – Great treasure hunting info, or the perfect place to get some inside info for research
Vulture Mine – History and Info about one of AZ’s most significant mines

ARCHIVES, CATALOGS, RECORDS AND COLLECTIONS
Arizona Archives Online
AZ BLM General Land Office Records
Arizona Cultural Inventory Project
AZ Historical Foundation Collections
Arizona Memory Project
Arizona Republic Obituaries
Arizona State Library and Public Records
Arizona State Museum Library Catalog and Archive Search
ASU Libraries Hayden Pioneer Biography Collection
Heard Museum – Great Library on hard to find Native American Subjects
Institute of American Indian Arts Archives
JSTOR Digital Archives
LISTA – AZ Historical Society Holding Database
Lost Treasure USA Magazine Article Database – Very useful tool for finding pertinant articles in older treasure hunting mags
Maricopa County Library District Genealogy Resources
MCLD Digital Catalog
MCLD References and Databases
Mesa Library
Mission 2000 Searchable Spanish Mission Records
National Register of Historic Places
NAU Colorado Plateau Digital Archives
Obituary Search
Phoenix Public Library
Research Unlimited – Tons of historic books and resources for purchase
Sharlot Hall Museum Genealogy and Obituary Searches
Sharlot Hall Museum Photography collection
Sharlot Magazine Archive
University of Arizona Special Collections
Weather Underground – Excellent Current and Historical Weather
Western Museum of Mining and Industry Library Archive
World Cat – If you need to find information this is a great jumping off point
Yavapai County Library 

DESERT, OUTDOOR and HISTORICAL INFO
Arizona Game and Fish
Arizona Highways
Brazil Brazil – Original Old Spanish Mine Website
Desert USA – All things desert, great Info resource
Digital Desert – Tons of info about the desert for fellow sponges
Hike Arizona – A site for hikers and explorers: Check it Out!
South Mountain History Blog – Great resource for South Mountain Info
Petroglyphs in the Sky

OTHER SOCIETIES, AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS 
Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society
Arizona Archaeological Society
Arizona Buraeu of Land Management
Arizona Department of Mining and Mineral Resources
Arizona Game and Fish
Arizona Geological Society
Arizona Highways
Arizona Historical Society
Arizona Historical Foundation
Arizona Parks and Recreation
Arizona Tourism and Travel Office
Census Bureau – Quickfacts on Arizona
Hike Arizona – A site for hikers and explorers: Check it Out!
Maricopa County Parks and Recreation  
US Forest Service
US Geological Survey
Volunteers for Outdoor Arizona

 PLACES TO GO
Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum
Biosphere 2
Heard Museum
Hike Arizona – A site for hikers and explorers: Check it Out!
Maricopa County Parks and Recreation
Sonoran Desert Museum 
Tombstone

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3 Responses to Links and Resources

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  3. Matt,

    Here is a great list of Arizona treasure hunting clubs for your consideration.
    http://clubs.metaldetector.com/?category=md#AZ

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