Temple Mount Mine Remants - VR 360 Nature Vacation


Temple Mount Mine Remnants 

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Madame Marie Curie and her connection to Temple Mount Mine

This VR Getaway has been very inspiring to me because of the insights I have gained about Madame Marie Curie.  Madame Curie was born to 2 poor school teachers, but they inspired in her a passion for learning.  She meet her husband who was also a man of science and together they started a fascinating journey in Chemistry of pulling Radium from Uranium. Unfortunately he passed away only a few years into their groundbreaking research. Instead of giving up, she pushed harder.  She liked the Temple Mount mine the best for its Uranium Ore was much more concentrated and she even braved the journey here and lived at the mine for a time in the largest of the rock houses at Temple Mount. 

 Madame Curie even braved traveling the ocean and lived here for a time.  She was a woman way beyond her time period.   Not only is it amazing that she was an incredible Chemist in 1801, but she was the first and ONLY woman to win TWO Nobel prizes in two scientific fields.  She discovered radiation as a treatment of cancer, and developed mobile radiography units to provide X-Ray Services to field hospitals.  Sadly at the time Radium was considered "Natures Wonder Element" for it seemed to cure so many ills and be so useful.  They did not realize that their exposure to such high levels of radiation was deadly.  After Madame Curie and so many mine workers died of radiation pensioning the mine was closed and sealed shut.

2D Trailer Video for VR 360 Virtual Nature Vacation to Temple Mount Mine Remains

One of the many Tiny Rock Houses at Temple Mount. 
Madame Marie Curie's house is in the background.

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Information about Temple Mount Mine

  • Area is about 3 hours and 45 min Southeast of SLC. 
  • Temple Mount is in the San Rafael Swell area.  This area is notorious for no cell phone service.  This means that you need to make sure you download a map of the area BEFORE going in, and make sure you are ok being offline for a while. 
  • Temple Mount has a nice parking area that is ok for Camping at night.  There are also some wonderful sites just north of the parking lot for tent camping if you are willing to hike in. There are also restrooms availabl;  
  • The Rock Houses are just North or the parking lot. Search around for there are at least 5 rock houses I located.
  • The mine is a on a dirt road that is north east of the mine.  It will require a 4 wheel drive vehicle and has some tight turns and steep drop offs on the sides. 
  • As you walk up the the mine from the parking lot, there is a trail that heads off on the left hand side that also walks along all the mine entrances.  It is quite fascinating all the mine entrances they had up there. 

Temple Mount Mine Remains

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Tiny Rock Houses at Temple Mount 

Since wood was so scarce the mine workers had to use Rocks and overhangs to build their houses.  Most are barely big enough for a small bed. 

One of the many Tiny Rock Houses built at the base of Temple Mountain

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2D Trailer for Immersive Nature Experience at Periodic Springs and Snake River

Palisades, Periodic Springs, and Snake River are a beautiful combo if you are thinking about heading to Wyoming for the cooler weather. So many other events you can add to it, like horseback riding, or Jackson hole, or the Tetons.  

If you don't have a VR Headset, they are so much fun.  I have enjoyed mine often to excercise when I can't hit a trail outdoors, and to virtually travel the world. It is so wonderful for my physical and mental health.  Here are links to some great VR Headsets.  Definitely worth it! 

For the Virtual Reality Experience, I love to open a bottle of Cypress, get a nice breeze blowing on me, curl up in a comfy chair, and transport myself here or any of the other fun Nature Experience in my Oculus Portfolio.  It is a wonderful postive boost from Nature Therapy that helps fight depression and help you feel happier. Try it out.