The mine goes back to 1891, when Dan Hogan-an orphan-discovered copper here. Hogan built a daring trail to his Orphan Mine Lode 1,000 feet (330 m) below you. He gave up mining in 1936 and built a lodge and trading post on the rim, which, in 1947, became Grand Canyon Inn. Business quickly changed when uranium ore was confirmed here in 1951.
I gazed in wonderment at a mine existing at the very rim of the Grand Canyon.
Maurice Castagne, 1958-1969 Mine Superintendent
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 36° 4.359′ N, 112° 9.108′ W. Marker is in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker is on Hermits Road, on the right when traveling east. Located at Powell's
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Explorer (within shouting distance of this marker); Kolb Studio (approx. 1.1 miles away); Historic Kolb Studio (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mules and the Canyon (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bright Angel Trail (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grand Canyon Village (approx. 1.2 miles away); Buckey O'Neill Cabin (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lookout Studio (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Canyon National Park.
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