Twenty miles south of Tooele, in the Basin and Range country west of Utah Lake, the near-ghost town of Ophir is on the verge of a comeback. This silver mining community, named for the Biblical mines of King Solomon, once was home to more than 6,000 people. That was over 100 years ago. Somehow a dozen residents have managed to hang on through the years. Now you can see new homes being built among the ruins of the old. Some places refuse to die.


Ophir, UT 84071


40.36916700, -112.25861100
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