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Grey Mesa




GOLD QUEEN GULCH The view is south southeast toward the abandoned Gold Queen mill site. The mill site has been naturally rehabilitated in the 84 years between photographs. Major plant species now occupying the site include aspen, douglas fir, white fir, willow and snowberry. The mill site and adjacent north facing slope seem to have more aspen trees and fewer conifers in 1999 than 1915. This situation is the opposite of others found throughout Utah. Mill debris such as building foundations, powder house, frames and wheels litter the understory.

Photo Information:

Photograph Number: Gregory No. 634 Click here to view photograph Original: Date: 1915 (- A) Photographer: M.R. Thorpe Source: U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado Retake: Date: September 7, 1999 (- B) Photographer: Earl Hindley Source: San Juan County

Vegetative Community:

Black Conifer Brush


San Juan: NW1/4NE1/4 Section 12 T.34S., R.22E.

January 2018