Ghost Town: Topliff, Tooele County, Utah.

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  1. Skylinerider

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    Site: Topliff
    Alternate Names: N/A
    County, State: Tooele, Utah
    Years of Occupation: ?
    Status of Site: Open
    Classification: Class 2 - Neglected Town
    Type: Mining
    Remnants: A few foundations and the quarry operation
    GPS Coordinate: 40.156° N 112.213° W
    Date of Last Visit:

    The mining operations in the Salt Lake Valley needed limestone for their smelters. The best limestone in the area was found to be in the southeastern corner of Tooele County. A quarry was started and soon a small town sprang up right near the site. The U.S. Smelting Company had a quarry at Topliff as did the American Smelting Company. The Lehi Sugar Company also had a quarry in the area as they used lime in the sugar refining process.

    The town had several homes, and offices for the respective companies. A railroad spur was built to the quarries and it also brought its own building with it. Once the mining activity started to wane, the quarry’s ceased to be useful and the town slowly died. The homes in Topliff were moved to Fairfield, and the rails were removed back to Fairfield as well. Currently not much remain of Topliff, just a few foundations, and the quarry itself. To reach Topliff, turn south onto the railroad bed from SR73. Travel approximately 5.5 miles down the railroad bed. Topliff and the Quarry are on your left to the east.

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    Topliff, date unknown

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    http://www.angelfire.com/ut/revolver45/
    http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WM1D5H_The_ruins_at_Topliff_Utah
     
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    Fantastic, thanks for sharing Bob!
     
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