Ore loading chute, Tomsich Butte Uranium Mine, Utah
Looking down the ore loading chute at Tomsich Butte Uranium mine.
"Tomsich Butte. This mining area was first developed by John Tomsich and W. J. Hannert in 1951, who discovered uranium ore and staked claims surrounding the butte. These are also known as the Dirty Devil uranium mines, and it was recorded that Hannert and Tomsich “each staked every other claim as their own” (Emery County Archives 2008:101). According to Owen McClenahan, “They were going it alone each claim – what a hell of a way to do. I felt that partners should trust one another down to the last crying dime.” McClenahan also said that after John Tomsich’s claims no longer produced ore he committed suicide, although Hannert continued to mine uranium in one of Tomsich’s claims after the fact (Emery County Archives 2008:101). One popular legend states that Tomsich and his dog drank water from the poisoned Muddy Creek, which eventually killed his dog (Massey and Wilson 2006:472)."
"Tomsich Butte. This mining area was first developed by John Tomsich and W. J. Hannert in 1951, who d...
Mike Mays at our camp and kayak put-in point along the Muddy Creek near Tomsich Butte in central Utah...
"Lucky Strike. During the uranium rush, prospectors Frank Blackburn, Ervin Olsen, Elden Bryan, and Th...
Camping area near Family Butte in the San Rafael Swell. The mist is rising in the morning due to the...
Looking into Reds Canyon from north of the Family Butte.
This shot is taken near the north end of Reds Canyon in the San Rafael Swell, in Emery County, Utah.
View looking south at the rest stop on east bound interstate 70 in eastern Utah.
Crack Canyon near Goblin Valley State Park
Interstate 70 bridge crossing Eagle Canyon, Utah.
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