A mining camp located on Interstate 15, Sloan and Quarry Junction are the foundations of the Republic's construction efforts in the Mojave. Limestone mined at the quarry is shipped via rail to Boulder City, where the cement mixing plant produces concrete for the construction of bunkers and fortifications at Hoover Dam and along the Colorado River. Sloan has experienced a drastic slowdown in business when the Powder Gangers attacked it and stole the entire cache of dynamite. Without blasting sticks, the quarry fell silent and a pack of deathclaws moved in. Unable to wipe them out, the workers are on forced leave until someone can clear the infestation.
The morale of the workers is slowly deteriorating, as with a barely functioning generator and no prospects for relief, the workers are stuck doing nothing. At least Snuffles, the tame mole rat, is keeping them company.
Sloan is nested in a small ravine just off Interstate 15, with two guard posts on the Interstate itself, watching north for deathclaws and south for Powder Gangers. The shacks that make up the quarry camp are, south to north:
↑The Courier: "What does the NCR need with the cement?" Chomps Lewis: "It all gets shipped by rail over towards Boulder City and Hoover Dam. The NCR's probably building fortifications with it all." (Chomps Lewis' dialogue)
↑The Courier: "What is this place?" Chomps Lewis: "This is Sloan, a camp for us quarry workers. The actual quarry, Quarry Junction, is up the road north of here. The whole thing is an NCR operation. We make cement for the NCR using the limestone we dig out with dynamite and draglines. Dirty work, but the pay's good. Wish we got paid in caps, though. Not a lot of merchants like taking NCR paper money." (Chomps Lewis' dialogue)
↑The Courier: "Tell me about the Powder Gangers." Chomps Lewis: "They're a bunch of escaped cons from down south. The NCR was using them to maintain the railways as part of their sentence. I don't know who screwed up, but the Powder Gangers are loose. It was one group that attacked us and took our entire supply of dynamite." (Chomps Lewis' dialogue)
↑The Courier: "Have you had problems with Deathclaws before?" Chomps Lewis: "We'd see them occasionally, but they didn't seem too keen on getting too close to the quarry. Not sure if it was the noise or all the workers. I can't believe that an entire pack moved into the quarry. I thought that kind of bad luck only happened in New Vegas." (Chomps Lewis' dialogue)
↑Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition p.383-384: "[4.08] Sloan A camp of mining shacks off the Long 19 was once a place where workers earned a good living. That was until the Deathclaws moved in. You're likely to enter the place traveling along this freeway, and you'll be stopped by Chomps Lewis; who's still the foreman of this small settlement. He tells you to loop around via Primm [4.17] if you want to avoid a mauling. You can as him about New Vegas, and the operation: They make cement for the NCR using the limestone quarry. Ask him more detailed explanation. You can then begin Free Quest: Claws Out. Chomps also has a Letter to Tyrone, which is useful during the Side Quest." (Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide Collector's Edition Tour of the Mojave Wasteland)
↑The Courier: "I fixed Snuffles' leg." Chomps Lewis: "I'd noticed Snuffles limping, but I didn't realize the problem was that serious. Thanks - that beast helps keep spirits up around here." The Courier: "I noticed you have a tame molerat." Chomps Lewis: "Yeah, he - or she, I guess - wandered into camp a couple of months back. Seemed friendly enough. Ugly-looking thing, but the guys like having it around. Good for morale and all that." (Chomps Lewis' dialogue)