Ghost Town: Mammoth, Utah

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  1. SteveJackson

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    Site: Mammoth, Utah
    County, State: Juab, Utah
    Years of Occupation: 1870-present
    Status of Site: Open
    Classification: Class 4 - Semi-Abandoned Town
    Type: Mining
    Remnants: Many buildings, foundations, active mine at the top of the
    canyon
    GPS Coordinates: 39.926232 -112.126924
    NRHP Reference #: 79003468 http://focus.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/79003468
    Date of Last Visit: 11/26/2016

    Mammoth was established in 1870 and was expected to be a huge mine (hence the name). In 1873, the owners were growing weary of the investment costs and sold a majority stake in the mine to a pair of cattle ranching brothers from Texas. After a little more investment from the brothers, the mine finally struck it rich with gold, silver, lead, copper and bismuth.

    At the highpoint in the 1910's the town had over 3,000 residents. Mammoth had a lumber yard, daily coach service to Eureka, billiard hall, bookstore, chinese laundry, school, post office and four hotels.

    Today, some people still live in the old town. And a mining operation is still active at the top of the canyon, please respect their requests to avoid trespassing.

    The lower part of the town is also referred to as Robinson. The name came from GH Robinson, an engineer for the mine who was in charge of the Sioux mill at the bottom of the canyon. Robinson was known as an eccentric and was finally fired from the mine after chartering a full train to take him to Salt Lake City for business.

    Further Reading:
    The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns by Dr Stephen Carr
    https://www.amazon.com/Historical-Guide-Utah-Ghost-Towns/dp/091474030X

    Directions to Get There:
    Follow Hwy 6/50 3 miles west/south of Eureka, the road to Mammoth is on the left and is well marked.

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    How close can you get to the mining remains? Flyjester and I went out this way a month back but didn't leave Eureka until dark, so just visited Silver City Cemetary. Wanted to go back out and explore.
     
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    We couldn't get anywhere near any of the mines. All the roads/trails leading to the workings are blocked and posted with "no trespassing" signs.
     

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