0 Likes

Lucky Strike Mining Camp, Utah
Utah

"Lucky Strike. During the uranium rush, prospectors Frank Blackburn, Ervin Olsen, Elden Bryan, and Thomas Worthen located valuable uranium ore deposits at Green Vein mesa and Reds Canyon. “They leased the Green Vein claims but elected to develop the ‘Lucky Strike’ claims in Reds Canyon themselves” (Geary 1996:331), filing an official Notice of Location on December 8, 1949.

In 1950, the mine was described by Owen McClenahan:

'They had a big open pit mine with a compressor and a wheel barrow for machinery. A large truck was backed into a bank, and they loaded the truck with the wheelbarrow. The ledge at that time was 30 feet high with two black bands 24 inches thick running parallel and equally spaced. The very top of the rock formation had a band of yellow uranium and a band of rose-red cobalt bloom...They were able to ship it all, but they had to break it up so there was no rock over five or six inches. The men were over 60 years of age, and they were all doing their own mining. ... Two men were breaking the ore with sledge hammers, one was loading the truck, and the other was doing the drilling and loading the holes. Ervin Olsen’s son was trucking the ore to the mill. For a long time their ore ran over 1% at the mill. (Geary 1996:332)'"

See: https://fs.ogm.utah.gov/PUB/MINES/AMR/A015/917/SanRafaelOralHistoryReport4-16-2012.pdf

Copyright: Calvin Jones
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12896x6448
Uploaded: 01/10/2012
Updated: 10/07/2014
Views:

...


Tags: uranium; mines; san rafael swell; utah; mining
comments powered by Disqus

Calvin Jones
Ore loading chute, Tomsich Butte Uranium Mine, Utah
Calvin Jones
Tomsich Butte Uranium mine, San Rafael Swell, Utah
Jon Jasper
Muddy Creek Camp
Calvin Jones
Reds Canyon, San Rafael Swell, Utah
Calvin Jones
Family Butte Camp, San Rafael Swell, Utah
Calvin Jones
Head of Reds Canyon, San Rafael Swell, Utah
Calvin Jones
I-70 crossing Eagle Canyon, Utah
Calvin Jones
Eagle Canyon Arch, Utah
Calvin Jones
The Ice box, Swasey Cabin, Utah
Calvin Jones
Ice Box trail head, Eagle Canyon, Utah
Calvin Jones
Swaseys Cabin 1, San Rafael Swell, Utah
Calvin Jones
Swasey's Cabin, San Rafael Swell, Utah
Marcio Cabral
Piramiuna hotel
Pavel Bogdanov
Near the Aeolian Harp, Pyatigorsk
Brian Richards
Sunset, Oceanic Bridge, Navesink River, New Jersey
Valentin Arfire
Timisoara - the Festival of Opera and Operetta 1
Rodrigo Gonzalez
Locomotora Vapor Reyerta :: www.CantabrU.com
Leif Nygaard Eilertsen
The Marble Church
Mark Schuster
East End of London Spitalfields Market
Martin Broomfield
Bridge Over a Canal, Kota Jakarta
Alejandro Ahumada
Interior de la Antigua Hacienda de la Goma Municipio de Lerdo Durango
kmnet
White-water terraces
Шубкин Сергей
Скульптура «Плесская кошка»
Burkhard Koerner
William Holtorf Colonial products since 1874
Calvin Jones
Amasa Valley - Old Mining building
Calvin Jones
Mountain Meadows Massacre Marker
Calvin Jones
View above Austin Nevada
Calvin Jones
Sevier River Bridge near Jones Rd.
Calvin Jones
City Of Rocks, Idaho - Climbing routes
Calvin Jones
Comins Lake, Ely, Nevada
Calvin Jones
Tree of Utah 2
Calvin Jones
Soaking Tub, Potts Ranch, Monitor Valley, Nevada
Calvin Jones
Independence Rock - B. Snow 1853
Calvin Jones
Rainbow Canyon Scenic Drive, Nevada
Calvin Jones
Paiute ATV Trail - junction of 96 and 102
Calvin Jones
IBEX Crags
More About Utah

Utah is a state located in the westcentral region of the United States of America.  Utah is the 13th largest state by area, ranks 34th by population and 10th by population density of the 50 United States.  Utah was the 45th state to be admitted into the Union, on January 4, 1896. Utah is landlocked, being bordered by the states of Idaho to the north, Wyoming to the northeast, Nevada on the west, Colorado on the east and Arizona to the south.  Utah is very mountainous and is a popular outing destination of the outdoorsman.  The state population is about 2.82M with 95% being Caucasian, 2.4% Asian, 1.7% Native American and 1.3% Black. The state capital and largest city is Salt Lake City.Source: wikipedia