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In 1900 tungsten claims were developed in the area on a small scale, and the Tungsten district was organized.  In 1911, U. S. Tungsten Corporation built a fifty-ton concentrator in the Hub Basin, which operated briefly until 1911, and through WWI.  A post office known as Tungsten Mines was here from 1916-1917. Mining activity subsided after 1918.  Mining resumed in 1937, and the Tungsten Metals Corporation built a 200-ton concentrator at the Minerva site.  The town had about 60 inhabitants at this time.   Production through WWII was estimated at $3.4 million, and right after WWII the mill was dismantled.  A smaller mill was built in 1949, which operated up to 1957.








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