How where mining towns different from Mormon towns?

Mining towns were different than Mormon towns mostly because mining towns were focused on getting rich and mining, and Mormon towns were focused on religion rather than money. Mining towns were more 'rough and tumble' or 'wild west' than Mormon towns, which were more peaceful and civilized and had a lot more women and children.

However, in the west, some Mormon towns were also mining towns. Nevertheless, most Mormon towns were farming, ranching, or industrial communities.