Green River Star -

By Lillian Palmer
Staff Writer 

Life underground


Lillian Palmer

Tata Chemicals employees, from left, JJ Cleason, intern, Caleb Bestgen, Senior Mine Engineer and Jordan Bird, underground laborer, sit down for their lunch during their 12-hour shift.

Mining; its a Sweetwater County thing. More so, it is the livelihood of many Green River and Rock Springs residents, and is an important economic powerhouse for the community. The mines located in Sweetwater County are all in the top 30 percentile of taxes paid to the county. Trona mines make up 19 percent of Sweetwater County's total county evaluation. Mineral production and industrial accounts make up almost 89 percent of the entire evaluation. "And that doesn't account for jobs, or people buying houses that work out there. Trona is a big deal to our county," Sweetwater County Assessor Pa...

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