The history of Juab County changed forever in 1869. Eureka! Suddenly the word gold was on everyone's lips. Large gold nuggets were found in the Tintic Mountains, and hundreds moved in to stake their claims. By 1870 the tent city was called Eureka. Sunshine Mine, with its mother load of rich ore, produced millions of dollars in gold, silver. Lead and other metals.
On the other side of the mountain, another large discovery was made. The extent of the motherload was so large, it was named Mammoth, and a city grew there also.
However, like other boom towns in mining regions, when the ore ran out people moved away leaving the mining towns deserted.
Today you can relive the past by visiting the places where gold was king. Start at the Tintic Mining Museum in the town of Eureka. You can view old mining equipment and get info about areas you may want to visit.
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