It's got stories of a camping trip to find the lost town of Candelaria (turned out people were still living there), mapping out endless dirt roads with friends and beer and fireworks, sleeping in a hammock in an abandoned stamp mill
, and a re-print of some of Nell Murbarger's flowery accounts of ghost town exploration in the 1930s to '60s You also get directions on how to build a UFO out of straws, candies and a laundry bag.
An easy 1 1/2-mile walk visits the remnants of this old mine, including a well-preserved stamp mill
. Trailhead is 1 3/4 miles east of Hidden Valley Campground off Barker Dam Rd.
Eventually, the Keys' homestead included a ranch house, store, two school houses, a home for a teacher, outhouses, sheds, a stamp mill
, a corral, supply yard, orchard, cement dam and lake, windmill, irrigation systems, rock retaining walls, and a cemetery.
Production of gold from old tailings at the Dunrobin mine near Mumbwa in the Central Province continued and a stamp mill
has been installed to treat ore rubble from the nearby Matala mine.
After a run of two weeks to a month, depending on the richness of the ore, the flow of ore to the stamp mill
was halted and the mill stopped for cleanup.
He recently completed a "stamp mill
" modeled after the kind of real-world mills once used to extract gold ore.
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).
The dredge's movable arm and 1,250-horsepower electric pumps then paralleled tramming and hoisting by sucking the stamp sand mixed with water up to the dredge's hull through a 20-inch-diameter line and then pumping the mixture through a floating pipeline to a shore-based plant (the analog to a conventional mine's stamp mill
) for processing.
Outside the museum is a huge stamp mill
for crushing ore and a mock-up of a mining camp.