Calamity Camp Mining Site

Description:

This remote, historic site contains one of the last standing vanadiun-radium-uranium camps in Colorado. Calamity Camp is an example of the historic mining camps that were active during the uranium booms from 1916 to 1980. The site has several well-preserved structures, including a cookhouse. NOTE: There is some residual radiation at this site, because of radioactive minerals in the area.

Directions:

From Grand Junction, travel U.S. Highway 50 south 10 miles to State Highway 141. Travel 42 miles west, toward Gateway. Turn off at Niche Road, 4 miles east of Gateway. Follow Niche Road 16 miles to Calamity Mesa. It is recommended that maps be purchased from BLM before visiting the site.

Phone:

970-244-3000

Email:

garnesen@blm.gov

Address:

Grand Junction Field Office 2815 H Road Grand Junction, CO 81506

Activities:

Organization:

BLM - Bureau of Land Management

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