East Tintic Mountain Quarry Spur

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Eureka, Utah (Juab County)
Last Updated: 09/08/2022

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Be sure to check out this short side trip when exploring the East Tintic Mountains. This four-wheel-drive trail takes you to remnants of the Tintic Mining District. The Tintic Mining District is among the oldest mining camps in Utah. Ore was first discovered in December 1869, about a mile east of Silver City, and the district was organized in the following spring. The district is named in honor of the Ute Indian Chief Tintic, who lived his whole life in the area with his tribe. Shortly after the district was organized, an influx of settlers, prospectors, and miners started to move in. By 1899, the Tintic District was the leading mining center of the state of Utah.
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