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 Posted: Wed Oct 26th, 2016 07:46 am
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Keith Pashina

 

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Another look at the south wall of the Hidden Treasure Mill. There is a brick chimney on the roof - this would have been for a coal-burning stove to help heat the interior. Also, the roof has several small skylights.


The mill interior was a busy, cluttered space. This photo was taken when the mill was at peak production, and at least 50 stamps are visible - it was reported that this mill had 75 stamps at one time, later reduced to 40, then finally 10.

In front of the stamp batteries are amalgamating tables and Gilpin County Bumpint Tables.

So what does all this stuff do in a mill? What is the machinery's purpose, and how was the raw ore processed into a concentrate?

That will be the subject of the next group of posts, where we will explore Gilpin County ore processing equipment and processes (and probably in excruciating detail!).

Keith



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