1.25 MI W OF THE UTAH-JUAB COUNTY LINE
The Eureka Mills Superfund Site is located in the East Tintic Mountains approximately 80 miles southwest of Salt Lake City in Juab County, Utah. The city of Eureka is part of Utah's historic Tintic Mining District. Eureka was founded in 1870 upon the discovery of a high-grade mineralized outcrop containing silver and lead, as well as other minerals including gold, copper and arsenic. The area was extensively mined until 1958. Although the Tintic mining district produced 2,648,000 ounces of gold, Eureka has since suffered an economic decline as the result of the boom and bust cycles inherent in the mining industry. Large waste rock piles and associated waste material resulting from mining operations are located primarily on the south side of the valley immediately adjacent to residences and businesses. Mine waste was distributed around Eureka by mining activities, such as transport along rail lines and milling operations. Some of the mine waste material was used for urban construction in Eureka. Wind and water erosion also spread mine wastes within the city. The city of Eureka was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in March 1979. Today, there are numerous examples of a once prosperous mining district such as old mining structures, massive wood head frames, and the ruins of mills and buildings. This community of 800 people is proud of its mining history and wishes to preserve the artifacts and legends of the past.
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