Across the way, you can view the mine shaft, which descends 4,650 feet and boasts one tunnel that ends more than two miles from the top; and there are the blacksmith, machine and welding shops, as well as stamp mill
foundations and other partial structures, to see.
Visitors can also tour underground tunnels, pan for gold and watch an ore-crushing stamp mill
in action at Reed Gold Mine, where Conrad Reed made the first American gold discovery in 1799.
The ore was processed by a small stamp mill
with pan amalgamation recovery.
One tour winds its way to a stamp mill
(the Standard Consolidated Mill); the other, called the Historic Mining District Tour, ends up on a ridge near a mine shaft (now closed for safety reasons).
An amalgamation 4-head stamp mill
was built on Victoria Gulch and a gravity tramway connected this to the mine.
Outside the museum is a huge stamp mill
for crushing ore and a mock-up of a mining camp.
Visitors can tour underground tunnels, pan for gold and watch an ore-crushing stamp mill
in action at Reed Gold Mine, where Conrad Reed made the first gold discovery in America in 1799.
This material is either crushed and panned by hand or is sent to a stamp mill
usually located directly below the mine.
As you pass through town, keep an eye out on the right side of the road for a rusty old stamp mill
, long retired from its days of crushing gold ore.
A small stamp mill
operated on one of the many small high grade quartz veins from 1935 to 1937, and intermittently after that.