Jeffrey City
Elev. 6,324

This company town is named for Dr. Charles W. Jeffrey, a philanthropist who promoted mining in the area. The Jeffrey City area is famous for being the home of the Western Nuclear Company, which processes uranium from nearby mines. It is also the site of the biggest single chunk of jade ever unearthed in the world. Found by Verla Rhoades in 1943, it weighed 3,366 pounds. This part of Wyoming is the richest jade source in the world at present. Jeffrey City was also used as a scenic backdrop in the movie "Supergirl."
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