Edward Schieffelin, Famed Arizona Prospector

Edward Schieffelin, one of Arizona’s most famed prospectors was born in Tioga County, Pennsylvania, in 1847.

Schieffelin’s penchant for prospecting began in the Pacific Northwest in 1864. A decade later, Schieffelin scoured Arizona for riches around the Grand Canyon, Mineral Park and Irataba districts.

This article, Mine Tales: Edward Schieffelin was prospector, Tombstone founder, chronicles his mineral exploration in Arizona and the founding of Tombstone, Arizona.


Arizona Daily Star, William Ascarza. "Mine Tales: Edward Schieffelin was prospector, Tombstone founder." Arizona Daily Star, The (Tucson, AZ), Web Edition ed., sec. News, 7 Feb. 2016. NewsBank, infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/document-view?p=AWNB&docref=news/15AEDC19C8E6BB78. Accessed 18 Apr. 2018.

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