ALUNITE

NAME: Alunite
COUNTY: Piute
ROADS: 2WD
GRID: 5
CLIMATE: Temperate; some snow in winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Year round, but road may be muddy sometimes.
COMMENTS: West of Highway 89 south of Marysvale, near power substation.Foundations, chimneys of mill, homes, school, business still standing. Lots of rusty mill equipment still visible.
REMAINS: Foundations, rusted equipment.
Was site of alunite mine/mill centering on WWI years, producing potash (only American source during war years). Thriving town with churches, elementary school. For many years, especially during WWII, there was local hope of reviving the town, but potash and aluminum (another product of alunite) were cheaper to produce elsewhere. Submitted by: Ardis E. Parshall

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