Mining vanadium and uranium at Temple Mountain in early 1915. Charlie Lynn, Bryan Wyatt, Les Wareham, Grant Swasey, Joe Swasey with a pick axe. The rough and primitive life of mining in the early 1900s is evident as these men stand in their mining camp. Vanadium had more commercial use in the early 1900s. Vanadium and Uranium are different minerals found in the same ore. Ted Ekker wrote that in those early days, one way to find uranium was to study ant hills. If they found yellow pieces of rock in the ant hills, they knew uranium was close by.
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