SUMMIT COUNTY UTAH
by Tom Ashworth
The Summit County Mining area actually stradles the Wasatch County line.
Park City is now a major ski resort, but it started as a mining town. the Snake Creek and Blue Ledge Districts in the northwest corner of Wasatch County had a total production of 790,000 ounces of lode gold. There are many area mines in and about town. Most were lead - silver mines with a by product of gold. The Ontario Vein was discovered in 1872 and was very rich. The Treasure Hill mine was a lead - silver mine with a rich by product of gold. The Silver King Mine also had extensive workings. The United Park City Mining Company and the New Park Mining Company were the major producers of gold in the Counties.
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