CA, Inyo and White Mountains

"Mystery" Stamp Mill

This remote stamp mill site was a great find. The mining district was formed in the 1880s and this was a major mine of the district. Early work on the mine probably started in 1882-3. It continued to be a gold and silver producer up until about 1925. There is an interesting contradiction in reports about this mill. It was said to have two Huntington roller mills, but we found an eight stamp mill instead: hence the 'mystery'.

Was the original mill removed or destroyed? Perhaps they had poor performance with it? Or maybe we have just not located it yet? One of these days we will get back out there to find out.

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