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