The Iron Ore Boom and BustThe hills of the Sweetwater Mining District hold various minerals, and beginning in the 1960s, iron ore mining provided an economic boom for the area. In 1960 the U.S. Steel Corporation broke ground on the nation's highest open pit iron ore mine at 8,300 feet above sea level. By the spring of 1963 the complex was in full swing. Employees operated an open pit mine, an ore crushing and screening facility, a concentrating plant and water storage and handling system, and storage, loading, and shipping facilities.
|Placed By||Wyoming Historic Mine Trail and Byway System|
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|Date Added||Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 2:05pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||12T E 684057 N 4710511|
|Decimal Degrees||42.52508333, -108.75908333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 31.505', W 108° 45.545'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 31' 30.30" N, 108° 45' 32.70" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 123 Dickinson Ave, Lander WY 82520, US|
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