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dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionNational Mining Hall of Fame and Museum
dc.date1943?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:56:02Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:56:02Z
dc.description#39 Mouat mine primary ore bins and conveyor trestle. Ore stock pile at left February 28th, 1943.
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2001-06-27.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: NMHFM-418.
dc.descriptionRelated photographs: NMHFM-416, NMHFM-417.
dc.descriptionUnmounted; text on verso.
dc.descriptionHeld in the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.
dc.description.abstractChromium 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 and 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.identifierlibimagesNMHFM418
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/10134
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.subjectMine buildings
dc.subjectChromium mines and mining
dc.subjectOre handling and transportation
dc.subjectUnderground Mining
dc.titleMouat Mine, primary ore bins
dc.typePhotograph


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