Miners Basin, Utah

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Miners Basin
Ghost town
Country United States
State Utah
County Grand
Founded 1898
Abandoned 1908
Named for Miners Basin Mining District

Miners Basin or simply Basin is a ghost town in Grand County, Utah, United States. It was inhabited from 1898 to 1908.

History[edit]

Miners Basin was settled among the La Sal Mountains. Copper was discovered in the area in 1888, but a mining town was not established until 1898, when the recently established Miners Basin Mining District constructed a company town for their workers. From 1896-1905, Miners Basin had about 75-80 residents.[1] Businesses included two saloons, a blacksmith shop, a hotel, and a post office.[1][2] Copper production did not last very long; when it stopped, most residents moved to other towns. There were only six or seven families left by 1908.[1] Several buildings and some of the mines remain. Much of the area, nearly 700 acres (280 ha), is on private property.[citation needed] A hiking trail in the La Sal Mountains passes by Miners Basin.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Carr, Stephen L. (1986 (1972)). The Historical Guide to Utah Ghost Towns. Salt Lake City, Utah: Western Epics. p. 155. ISBN 978-0-914740-30-8. 
  2. ^ Roylance, Ward J. (1982 (1941)). Utah: A Guide to the State. Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah Arts Council. p. 726. ISBN 0-914740-23-7. 
  3. ^ http://www.trails.com/tcatalog_trail.aspx?trailid=BGS113-057