Golden Gate Stamp Mill

The Golden Gate Mill is a neat site and relatively easy to reach. The ten-stamp mill got its ore from a 2,300 ft tramway that 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, avalanches destroyed the mill and buildings a couple of times. Once in 1907 and twice in 1911!

Ore bin view

The BLM had been stabilizing the ten-stamp mill, which is great to see, but unfortunately, the mill was destroyed by the 2020 Slink wildfire.