The Carissa Mine: Cycle of Boom and Bust

The Carissa Mine: Cycle of Boom and Bust (HM1IR9)

Location: Lander, WY 82520 Fremont County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 28.484', W 108° 47.826'

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Thousands rushed to the South Pass area following the find of substantial gold deposits at the Carissa Mine in 1867. As the boom gained steam, the Carissa sat at the center of mining development, serving as the primary economic force for South Pass City. Eventually, the gold played out and the Carissa's mining technology reached its limit. As a result, the Carissa closed, contributing to the gold bust and the decline of South Pass City in the 1870s.
Modern advances in mining technology and an influx of new money made it possible for the Carissa to reopen in the early 1900s, bringing with it a renewed boom. A large project that modernized the Carissa during the winter of 1928-1929 created additional facilities that were both newly built and moved to the site. The Carissa continued to open and close with new owners, new money, fluctuating gold prices, and new technologies. It closed for the last time in 1949 and the State of Wyoming acquired it in 2003 designating it as a historic site.
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HM NumberHM1IR9
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Placed ByHistorical Landmark Commission of Wyoming
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Date Added Saturday, January 10th, 2015 at 1:02pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 681080 N 4704838
Decimal Degrees42.47473333, -108.79710000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 28.484', W 108° 47.826'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 28' 29.04" N, 108° 47' 49.56" W
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Area Code(s)307
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 148 S Pass City Rd, Lander WY 82520, US
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