Mouat Mill, camp and fire tank (?)
|#11 Mouat mill camp10/11/42.
|Date scanned: 2001-06-13.
|Related photographs: NMHFM-382, NMHFM-385, NMHFM-386, NMHFM-392, NMHFM-399, NMHFM-401, NMHFM-402, NMHFM-403, NMHFM-406, NMHFM-412, NMHFM-420, NMHFM-423.
|Unmounted; text on verso.
|Held in the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum.
|The image shows what appears to be a fire tank at the Mouat Mill, with the company camp in the background. The Mouat Mill camp was built at the Mouat Mill on the former site of the mining town of Nye City in about 1942. Chromium 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 when 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.
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|Mouat Mill, camp and fire tank (?)
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