The Stamp Mill

The Stamp Mill (HM1BOJ)

Location: Placerville, CA 95667 El Dorado County
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N 38° 44.687', W 120° 48.013'

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Local residents remember that the thunderous crashing staccato of the ore stamp mill could be heard for miles in the narrow canyon. The song of the stamps had been a familiar sound in this area for since George Cozens erected the first mill here in the 1890's for the Silver Pine Mine. Operated as the Schiff Mill through the 1920's, it was completely rebuilt by Horace P. Moulton in the mid-1930's and opened up for local and regional use.

Stamp mills were located near mines so that the ore could be easily transported and crushed into powder, which was then washed or combined with mercury to extract the gold. Consignments from a few tons to hundreds of tons were usually processed here.
Placed ByGold Bug Park and Town of Placerville
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 691175 N 4290753
Decimal Degrees38.74478333, -120.80021667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.687', W 120° 48.013'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 41.22" N, 120° 48' 0.78" W
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Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2501 Joshua Hendy Ln, Placerville CA 95667, US
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