For a mere $80,000 you can buy your own mining town in Arizona. Here is the description from the selling website:
Holabird-Kagin Americana offers an intact miniature western mining camp, now located in Arizona. This spectacular camp contains seven small buildings, hoist, headframe, and more than a thousand artifacts. The large arifacts include 8 ore cars; 14 ore buckets, including man-buckets; 2 wagons, timber cars, hydraulic monitor; more than a ton of beautiful chrysocolla in quartz. The buildings include an assay lab, saloon, general store, hoist house, livery building, mine supply, blacksmith shop, and several outhouses. The buildings, about 10′ x 10′ each, were constructed in a manner to be lifted by forklift and moved. This remarkable mining camp is intact and ready to be moved. Today, the assembly of this camp would easily cost $150,000. Priced at $80,000. FOB Arizona. Details upon request.
I am not buying, although it is tempting. What would I do with it? Looks uncomfortable to live in, impossible to entertain in, and expensive to maintain. But what bragging rights must go with it?
Maybe we should club together and help the Britannia Mine Museum buy it. It would add to the fun of a museum visit—which the kids and visitors always enjoy.