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Photos: Wyoming communities that became ghost towns

04/05/2019 0. Wyoming is dotted with ghost towns left behind when mines established by the state's early settlers closed down. Some are completely abandoned, while others still cling to life.

Wyoming's First Coal Bust WyoHistory

Southwestern Wyoming mining towns such as Glencoe, Sublet, Susie and Oakley in Lincoln County and Dines, Superior, Gunn, Quealy, Lionkol and Winton in Sweetwater County were all abandoned. In Sheridan County in the northeast, the mining towns of Carneyville, Acme and Monarch were dismantled.

An Area Near This Wyoming River Harbors A Fortune In

19/10/2017 If you’ve got a little time on your hands and a taste for adventure, you could find yourself a fortune if you head to Wyoming. Back during the mining boom, three men pulled loads of gold out of a mine near the Bighorn River but didn’t get to enjoy their fortune. The story is the stuff of Old West legends including Indian raids, finding treasure, and losing it. As far as anyone knows, the miners’ stash is still

Deal for Wyoming mines called best-case for idled miners

FILE This Sept. 6, 2019, file photo, shows the Eagle Butte mine just north of Gillette, Wyo. Two of the biggest U.S. coal mines have been sold, raising the possibility that miners in Wyoming could return to work after almost four months off the job. Tennessee-based Contura Energy announced Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, that Blackjewel closed Friday on

The Most Dangerous Occupation: The Quest for Safety in

The first coal mines in Wyoming, located along the Union Pacific Railroad line across the southern part of the territory, lacked many of the safety features required in today’s mines. Few mines had such rudimentary features as secondary air shafts for ventilation, auxiliary exits in case of cave-ins or dependable support beams. Before 1886, Wyoming mines were entirely unregulated. As a


In effect, the Wyoming State legislature and Governor removed (nationalized) a major gold deposit from the public sector that would have created numerous jobs in Fremont County and provided a significant tax base to Wyoming and Fremont County. Instead, in the wisdom we have come to love in government, Wyoming now has a mining disneyland sitting on a major ore deposit. This disneyland may produce

Coal mining in Wyoming Wikipedia

Coal mining in Wyoming has long been a significant part of the state's economy. Wyoming has been the largest producer of coal in the United States since 1986, and in 2018, coal mines employed approximately 1% of the state’s population. In 2013, there were 17 active coal mines in Wyoming, which produced 388 million short tons, 39 percent of all the coal mined in the US, and more than three times

Wyoming Mine Locations TrainWeb

12/10/2002 Wyoming Copper Company Mine Albany 413346N 1053143W Bosler SE Big Horn County: Al Egbert Mine Big Horn 444112N 1080922W Spence Anomaly #4 Mine Big Horn 442052N 1073902W Flitner Reservoir Anomaly #1 Mine Big Horn 443323N 1081037W Sheep Canyon Asay-Egbert Prospects Mine Big Horn 444113N 1081300W Spence Assay Pit #1 Mine Big Horn 445036N

10 Minerals and Gemstones Found in Wyoming Rock

The 29th element and an extremely conductive mineral, copper is fairly abundant in Wyoming. In fact, the Ferris-Haggarty Mine in the Sierra Madre Mountain range was ranked in the Top 30 international copper mines, when it was open. Now, copper prospectors can look to the Absaroka and Laramie Mountains. There, copper will be found as various salts, such as carbonates, oxides, and sulfides.

Wyoming — Wikipédia

En 1891, les grands éleveurs formèrent la Wyoming Stock Growers Association et décrétèrent que toute tête de bétail trouvée en possession d'un non-membre de l'association serait considérée comme volée, à moins que le propriétaire ne put montrer une facture émanant de l'association. Suite aux pendaisons de plusieurs d'entre eux, des petits éleveurs se regroupèrent au sein d'une association

Wyoming coal mines eyed for disposal of old windmill

27/02/2021 Wyoming coal mines eyed for disposal of old windmill parts . Follow Us Search Search Keyword: Sign Up For Our Daily Newsletters. Breaking News

Blackjewel closes two mines Northern Wyoming News

Northern Wyoming News Serving the Big Horn Basin for over 100 years. Home; News; COVID-19; Sports; Opinion; Obituaries; Classifieds; Legals ; Archives; By Greg Johnson Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange Blackjewel closes two mines, nearly 600 out of work Share Tweet. July 4, 2019. GILLETTE — Nearly 600 workers at Blackjewel LLC’s coal mines in Campbell County are

Wyoming Coal Mines Close Oil & Gas 360

From the Casper Star-Tribune. Two coal mines in Wyoming closed and sent 700 workers home Monday afternoon after their owner filed for bankruptcy, the latest blow to a region that has been battered

Wyoming Coal Mines Eyed for Disposal of Old Wind

Wyoming Coal Mines Eyed for Disposal of Old Wind Turbine Parts GILLETTE (AP) — The growth of wind energy presents a problem — what to do with wind turbines after they need to be replaced. Photos of used wind turbine blades at the Casper landfill drew attention in 2020.

US coalminers’ Asia ‘pipe dream’ evaporates Financial Times

It is a blow to the economies of Wyoming and Montana, whose open-pit mines in the Powder River Basin would have supplied the facility on the Columbia river in coastal Washington state.

Carbon, Wyoming WyoHistory

Carbon, Wyoming Territory was founded in 1868 on the line of the Union Pacific Railroad, which was still under construction.The town was named for its coal mines. Coal was crucial to the railroad’s operation; mines at Carbon, Rock Springs and Almy, near Evanston, were important factors in determining the railroad’s route across Wyoming. Carbon was located about halfway between Laramie and

Wyoming Confronts Its Wind-Powered Destiny WIRED

Anderson pulled into a 74-turbine project known as Dunlap I and introduced me to the site manager, a big, friendly guy named Todd Looney. He's been in the wind business for 16 years. Most guys, he

The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872 History Smithsonian

The Great Diamond Hoax of 1872 How a Kentucky grifter and his partner pulled off one of the era’s most spectacular scams — until a dedicated man of science exposed their scheme

Local Tours Visit Gillette-Wright Wyoming

Today, Wyoming accounts for around 33 percent of all US coal production, but the true value of Campbell County coal is in its unusually low sulfur content, which results in reduced emissions and a cleaner form of energy. Schedule a coal mine tour to learn how energy produced in Gillette trickles across the country, maybe even into your own hometown. You’ll see spectacular machines work and


26/11/1989 Old-timers say that somewhere in the Uinta Mountains are seven mines lined with rich, unbelievably pure gold that supplied the Aztecs with their treasures and spawned rumors about the seven golden cities of Cibola sought by early Spanish explorers. Legend says that early Utah Indian chiefs who converted to Mormonism allowed Brigham Young to appoint one messenger Thomas Rhoades to