Mormon Girl Mine

In the 1870s, the mountain we know as Black Mountain was known as Mormon Boy Mountain.  An old prospector named Sweeney, along with his dependable burro Martha, found gold on a knoll, on the southwest side of Mormon Boy Mountain. When contemplating a name for his new gold mine, Sweeny felt Mormon Boy Mountain should have a girl friend; so, the famous Mormon Girl Mine was born.  An accurate replica of the mine’s entrance may be found at the Museum.