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dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionNational Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
dc.date1942?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:55:50Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:55:50Z
dc.description#5 Mouat mill camp 9-11-42.
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2001-06-13.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: NMHFM-385.
dc.descriptionRelated photographs: NMHFM-382, NMHFM-386, NMHFM-391, NMHFM-392, NMHFM-399, NMHFM-401, NMHFM-402, NMHFM-403, NMHFM-406, NMHFM-412, NMHFM-420, NMHFM-423.
dc.descriptionUnmounted; text on verso.
dc.descriptionHeld in the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.
dc.description.abstractThe image shows what appears to be a fire tank with the Mouat Mill camp in the background. The Mouat Mill camp was built at the Mouat Mill on the former site of the mining town of Nye City in about 1942. Chromium ore was discovered at the Stillwater Complex in the 1880s in what is now Stillwater County, Montana. Some mining was done, but the area was more thoroughly explored during World War I when Bill Mouat began development of the chromite mines. After the war, mining ceased with the collapse of the chromium market. At the start of World War II the US government arranged with the Anaconda Copper Mining Company to open the mines, including the Mouat Mine in the Nye mining district, on a non-profit basis. The Company built roads and mills to process the ore, and a mining camp near the Mouat Mine site. The chromium mining boom ended with the availability of cheaper chromium ores from overseas, but mining in the area continued intermittently into the 1960s.
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by the Colorado State Library, the regional library systems of Colorado, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
dc.identifierlibimagesNMHFM385
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/10059
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.rightsRights management statement available at: http://library.mines.edu/digital/rights.html
dc.subjectAnaconda Copper Mining Company
dc.subjectChromium ore processing plants
dc.subjectMining towns
dc.titleMouat Mill, camp and fire tank (?)
dc.typePhotograph


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