Tag: Stamp Mill

Plumas Eureka State Park

The Plumas-Eureka State Park consist of the Plumas-Eureka (Mohawk) Stamp Mill, the museum built in the old miners barracks, the Eureka Tunnell, nearby Jamisin City and mine, and the town of Johnsville. Tours are offered but the state website does not mention…

Georgetown Stampmill

On Main Street in Georgetown is a restored stamp mill from the Slate Mountain Mine. The mine was a few miles south east of town. The mill was restored and operated on Founders Day 2007 by Ray Little, his family ran…

Florence Mine

There are hundreds of mines and several headframes in the gold rich hills east of Goldfield NV. Prominent are the Florence Mine, the Little Florence Mine, The Laguna Mine, The Grizzly Mine and the Merger Mine. Only the Florence is…

Southern Nevada Mine

Located only 1 mile north of Searchlight NV and only a few yards off Highway 95 the Southern Nevada Mine is in remarkable condition. The mill house still stands less the 10 stamp mill, a head frame leading down hundreds…

Blue Light Mine

The Blue Light Mine has a fascinating yet grim history. Brothers Nicholas and Glen Anderson entered the mine in 2002 and never made it out. Notorius for low oxygen and nautious gasses, the mine was entered by seven divers who…

Puritan Mine Stamp Mill

A standing 5 stamp mill in LA County, next to a freeway? Hard to believe but true. A website created by the late Hugh Blanchard chronicles much gold mining activity in LA County. The stamp mill and possibly other equipment…

Chloride City

Chloride City is best known for the ruins of several “dug out” style dwellings (east of the pin) accessible by 4 wheel drive vehicles only. Also known for the lone grave of “James McKay” which no one knows anything about…

Keane Wonder Mine & Mill

The Keane Wonder Mine (Death Valley) was discovered by Jack Keane in the early 1900’s along the Chloride Cliffs below Chloride City. In 1906 investors made the mine a major gold mine and one of the most productive in Death…

Stamp Mill – Downieville Memorial Park

Not much is know about this 5 stamp mill other than the men pictured above restored it in 2012 to be placed in the Downieville Memorial Park along side a boiler, steam engine and pelton wheel.

Eby Stamp Mill

The Eby Stamp Mill is an example of the type of facility used in hard rock gold mining to crush ore. It is one of the few stamp mills left and recalls the Feather River history as a rich gold…

Lost Horse Mine – Joshua Tree National Park

This Southern California gold mine located in Joshua Tree National Park has been plugged with expanding foam then covered with dirt. But the original stamp mill exist in its original state and in good condition. The hike is moderate and…

Gold Bug Park (Gold Bug Mine & Priest Mine)

The Gold Bug Park features an underground tour of the authentic hard rock mining shaft of “Gold Bug Mine”. The mine started in 1888 and now has a wooden floor and audio tours. You can also tour the older “Priest…

Auburn Stamp Mill

There is really no information about this stamp mill out there. The 5 stamp mill sits in a small roadside park across the street from the “Native Sons of the Golden West” building in Auburn. The park also has an…

Marshall Gold Discovery – State Historic Park

Here is where the great California Gold Rush began in Jan 1848. James Marshall found gold after trying to clear a larger channel for the water from his sawmill to drain. Though there is no gold mine here it is…

Hendy Stamp Mill – Sunnyvale

Martin Murphy Jr. Historical Park located in Sunnyvale is home to this 5 stamp Hendy Stamp Mill. The Joshua Hendy Iron Works company was well known for building quality stamp mills. The company moved from San Francisco to Sunnyvale after…

Eagle Mine

There were hundreds of “Eagle” mines in the West but this is the real deal. So close to the millions of residents of LA county but so remote it has rarely been photographed. Apparently a very long and grueling trail-less…

Big Horn Mine

Discovered in 1895 by Tom Vincent the Big Horn Mine was named after the sheep he was hunting. He sold the mine and it was worked for many years. The old stamp mill building still stands but I’m not sure…

Eagle and High Peak Mines

This is the real deal. The Eagle and High Peak mines are open for guided tours through a 100o’ tunnel up and down ladders and stairs. Lots of mining equipment including ore carts and a stamp mill. They do not…

Stamp Mill at Greenhorn Park

Greenhorn Park has a ball mill; an arrastra, which is a primitive mill used to grind gold or silver ore; a stamp mill; a blacksmith shop; and a carriage building. The equipment and structures are from all over the county…

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