Silver City, Utah


Silver City Details

Status: Ghost Town

Date Settled: 1869

Current Population: none

Peak Population: Less than 1,000

Elevation: 6,158 Feet (1,877 meters)

Primary Mineral: Silver

State: Utah

Silver City Description

Silver City is a ghost town located at the mouth of Dragon Canyon on the west flank of the East Tintic Mountains in northeast Juab County in central Utah, United States. It was a silver mining town approximately 90 miles south-southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah. This area was considered part of the Tintic Mining District and also produced bismuth, copper, gold, and lead. Settlement began with the first mining strikes here in 1869. Silver City was inhabited until 1930 after the mines ran out. Jesse Knight, known as the "Mormon Wizard" for his ability to find ore easily, decided to build a smelter in Silver City because it had the flattest ground in all of the Tintic Mining District. Silver City had several mines in 1890, but the mines hit water and were abandoned. Now there is nothing left other than a few holes where mines were, and a number of tailings piles.

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Did You Know.......

A mine is a hole in the ground, owned by a liar.
-Mark Twain


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