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A hodgepodge of wooden and brick buildings along Main Street hint at more than a century of mining history and its attendant ups and downs. of Eureka. Slag heaps, tailings and abandoned mine sites punctuate the landscape, and the surrounding mountains, long ago stripped of trees, show only a stunted cloak of scrub juniper.
Prospectors first arrived in this area in 1869, and the first mine claim was filed a year later, triggering a rush. Straddling a negotiable east-west pass through the mountains, Eureka soon became the focal point of a cluster of rough-and-tumble camps known as the East Tintic Mining District. Mining was a viable industry through the 1950s, and some small-scale operations continue today.
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