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Home > Colorado > Naturita vicinity > Vanadium Corporation of America (VCA) Naturita Mill, Brick Skimmer Salt Roaster, 3 miles Northwest of Naturita, between Highway 141, Naturita, Montrose County, CO



B&W Photos
Detail, Northeast View (remainder Of Shaft-turning Mechanism In Foreground).
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Detail, Northeast View (remainder Of Shaft-turning Mechanism In Foreground).
Detail Below Roaster, Southeast View (hearth To Left And Shaft Seat To Right).
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Detail Below Roaster, Southeast View (hearth To Left And Shaft Seat To Right).


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Location
between Highway 141, Naturita vicinity, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CO-81-F
Building/structure dates: 1927 initial construction
Significance: Built by the Rare Metals Corporation in 1927, this Skinner Roaster is the Naturita Mill's oldest remaining structure, and is the only extant structure that predates VCA's acquisition of the facility in the mid-1930s. Moreover, it and the other remaining roaster (Structure G) are among only four extant structures that remain from the uranium and vanadium milling process that operated 1947-1958. Earlier, between ca. 1939 and 1947 this roaster was used in a vanadium only milling process...

Subjects
Accessory Industrial Buildings


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. DETAIL, NORTHEAST VIEW (REMAINDER OF SHAFT-TURNING MECHANISM IN FOREGROUND).
2. DETAIL BELOW ROASTER, SOUTHEAST VIEW (HEARTH TO LEFT AND SHAFT SEAT TO RIGHT).


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