Howard Balsley and his uranium business partner J. W. Gamlick are handling high grade ore from their Blue Jay Mine. The sign reads: Hi Grade Uranium Ore in Quantity from Blue Jay Mine. U.21.35c/o V.16.48.00. q Ton Worth $3,726.17. This Pile Worth Approximately $4,650.00. J.W. Gamlick, H.W. Balsley, owners, Moab, Utah. In 1947 Howard Balsley and Fendall A. Sitton presented Washington D.C. with evidence there should be full scale exploration for uranium on the Colorado Plateau, where the San Rafael Swell is located. The federal government then advertised for prospectors to mine uranium.
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