Mouat Mill, camp and fire tank (?)
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The image shows what appears to be a fire tank at the Mouat Mill, with the company camp in the background. The Mouat Mill camp was built at the Mouat Mill on the former site of the mining town of Nye City in about 1942. Chromium ore was discovered at the Stillwater Complex in the 1880s in what is now Stillwater County, Montana. Some mining was done, but the area was more thoroughly explored during World War I when Bill Mouat began development of the chromite mines. After the war, mining ceased with the collapse of the chromium market. At the start of World War II the US government arranged with ...