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The Boom and Bust of Tungsten Mining: A View from the Johnson Lake Mine

Author(s): Karla J. Jageman

Year: 2015

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The Johnson Lake Mine was an early twentieth century tungsten mine. It is located above 10,000 feet on the eastern slope of the South Snake Range in east-central Nevada in what is now Great Basin National Park. The mine was in operation from 1908 – 1950. It was owned and operated by Alfred "Timberline" Johnson, Thomas Dearden, Sr. and Joseph Dearden. This presentation will discuss the recorded historic features and artifacts with a brief synopsis of the capitalism of tungsten mining as it relates to the Johnson Lake Mine. It will also discuss the estimated historic population of the mine and the historic and archeological evidence for the presence of a woman at the site.

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The Boom and Bust of Tungsten Mining: A View from the Johnson Lake Mine. Karla J. Jageman. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Seattle, Washington. 2015 ( tDAR id: 434013)


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min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 329

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America