Sierra Nevada

Golden Gate Stamp Mill

The Golden Gate Mill is a neat site and fairly easy to get to. The ten stamp mill got its ore from a 2,300 ft tramway which ran up to the mine. The gold mine was discovered in 1898, but wasn’t worked until around 1902 and probably peaked in 1913. Apparently, the mill and buildings were destroyed a couple of times by avalanches. Once in 1907 and twice in 1911!

The BLM has been stabilizing the ten stamp mill, which is great to see. Unfortunately, the mill was destroyed by the 2020 Slink wildfire. Enjoy my photos.

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