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stamp mill

n.
1. A machine that crushes ore.
2. A building in which ore is crushed.

stamp mill

n
(Metallurgy) metallurgy a machine for crushing ore

stamp′ mill`


n.
a mill in which ore is crushed.
[1740–50]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stamp mill - a mill in which ore is crushed with stamps
stamp battery, battery - a series of stamps operated in one mortar for crushing ores
factory, manufactory, manufacturing plant, mill - a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
quartz battery, quartz mill - a stamp mill for stamping quartz
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EPA advises the public to avoid the train tracks and nearby areas including the stamp mill bases until the cleanup is completed.
The ore was treated at a place called La Union, on the Rio del Quebrada Honde, by an arrastra and a stamp mill of primitive pattern, the ruins of which may yet be seen.
The Inca Mining Company facility, below, was a self-contained universe, with dormitories, stamp mill, machine shops, mess hall, dispensary, and offices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.