Crater, California

 When a piece of sulfur rock burns, it turns into a blue burning gel that flows like magma.

  Discovered in 1917 and located in the Last Chance Range, Crater is said to be the largest deposit of sulfur in the west. Mining took off around 1929 and the company owned town of Crater was formed. Mining continued into the 1940's with over 50,000 tons of pure sulfur extracted.

  Mining has continued here intermittently since the 1950's. In 1953 the mill was destroyed by a sulfur dust explosion.

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