Crandall Canyon Mine
American Monument's entire group of employees were glad to be able to be a small part of the healing the Crandall Mine Memorial brought to the families of the six miners whose lives were lost in the first mine collapse and the other three miners who gave their lives in the rescue operation. A great level of personalized care was given to each family as they painfully helped us create the memorial of time for each miner including an engraving of each miner's face.
A careful decision was made in the type of granite and granite color after the style of monuments was chosen. The six upright monuments paying tribute to the first men who lost their lives and the passion of their lives was memorialized on American Monument Black. This is a granite color we seldom use due to the limited amount of it left. It has been reserved for the Veteran Memorials we have scheduled to complete. It has a unique movement of black granite with an appearance to resemble black coal. The benches for the three lost rescue workers are in a Jet Black with each one having our famous shape-carving of images that were chosen by each family.
We were honored to be chosen to do this project for these wonderful families. This project encompassed over 1,200 unselfish man hours from start to finish. It was our pleasure to have donated a portion of this to this project and the monument that stands near the entrance to this sacred memorial.