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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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In the beginning, these early transportation systems were more tramway than railway, with short lengths of rail connecting shafts to centralized rock houses and stamp mills.
Stamp mills, a means of crushing material by pounding it into pulp, were giving way to crushers, which grind the ore.
Old photographs reveal trees felled almost willy nilly beside ingenious snow sheds, stamp mills and a mountainside tram and pulley system for moving ore.
The ore is being treated in two 20 stamp mills, where from 45 to 50 per cent of the values are obtained by amalgamation.
Focusing on rocks and mineral ores, the next three chapters chronologically describe the development of stamp mills and crushers, roller mills, and tumbling mills.
On a Saturday night, you would have heard gunshots, breaking glass, piano music--all set against the ever-present din of the ore stamp mills on the hill.
Its huge stamp mills could crush forty tons of material per day.
Ball and rod mills began replacing the stamp batteries, and the final silencing of the stamp mills at Homestake was in 1952.