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Desert Queen Mine

Desert Queen Mine

This hopper is from the Desert Queen Mine in Vicksburg, AZ.

As part of our “preserving history”, we made a quick trip with the off road vehicles to check out this mine. There are three mining settlements in this area. The Desert Queen Mine is one of them. Vicksburg is a (very) small town off Highway 72 in Arizona near the town of Salome. This town was named after Victor E. Satterdahl. He set up the post office for Vicksburg in 1906. Wells Fargo had a train stop in Vicksburg in 1907. The Desert Queen was a LODE mine.

We love that the mine is still open. Use extreme caution if you are in this area. There is a hole on the left as you enter the area and a covered hole in front of the adit itself.

Please tread lightly and do not destroy the history here.

Check out the 3D model in Sketchfab

Data was captured with the DJI Mavic 2 Pro manually. Single Grid at 75’ AGL and 3 orbits. Processed the data with Pix4D. Also cleaned it up in Sketchfab.

Flying above Bouse “B” Mountain Arizona

"B" Mountain in Bouse Arizona

Flying above the Bouse “B” Mountain in Arizona with the UAV Phantom  from 800′ away.

I got to  fly my Phantom “Big Red” above the “B” on the mountain  in Bouse Arizona, I got a great shot as I flew over and up to the American Flag at the top.   I’ve been doing a lot of practice flights, so I surprised Kenny when he looked up to find that I was flying behind the flag at the top of “B” mountain.  He actually said…. “are you in control”?  LOL, Yes, I was!   Kenny was worried he had a long way to walk to get the Phantom back.  But I knew exactly where “Big Red” was, and the phantom was right where I wanted him to be.  🙂


Flag at Bouse AZ

Flag at Bouse AZ

American Flag in Arizona desert

Phantom found American Flag

American Flag made from rocks.

I’m having a blast flying everywhere here in Parker AZ.   One of the trails has a USA Flag that is best seen with the Phantom.    I also found a cross made from rocks.  The story we were told is that the gentleman that made the flag was not expected to live long and he decided he wanted to do something before he passed… what an honor.   It’s great to see American Pride.