While staying in Kemmerer, Wyoming with a couple of late afternoon hours to spare, I studied the nearby topo maps to find something of interest on nearby public lands. Kemmerer is well-known for it’s coal mining history but most of the potential sites were on private property. But written on one map was the word “Phosphate.” Thinking this could be a town or community, I set off to find it.
It didn’t take long to find, but unfortunately it wasn’t ever a town. Based on the large shallow excavated areas and structure remains, I came to the conclusion this was a mining and processing site for the mineral phosphate.
Although the site is in generally good condition, modern disturbances include gunshot damage and dumping.