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Is this an Arastra ? - GOLD NUGGET HUNTING - Nugget ...

Nov 25, 2008· Nugget Shooter Members. 14. Share. Posted October 23, 2008. Hello : I was shown this yesterday and was curious if this is an Arasta. It is only about 8 feet across and sets on the side of a fairly steep hillside. It is close to the bottom of a large wash and has several mines far above. I thought there had to be level ground to be able to make ...

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Arrastra - WikiMili, The Best Wikipedia Reader

Mar 10, 2020· Arrastra Last updated March 10, 2020 Typical arrastra construction. From Mining and Scientific Press 52 (1886): 237. Arrastra demonstration in Liberty, Washington, 2007. An arrastra (or arastra) is a primitive mill for grinding and pulverizing (typically) gold or silver ore.Its simplest form is two or more flat-bottomed drag stones placed in a circular pit paved with flat stones, and connected ...

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Arrastre | Superstition Mountain – Lost Dutchman Museum

Arrastras were designed to extract the valuable gold or silver that was locked in host material. Unlike placer mining, gold that is mined from lode sources require crushing to extract the gold from rock. The basic design generally used large flat stones that were dragged around a …

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Mining History of Yavapai County, Part III

Considerable gold is being taken out with arrastras, and the claims are steadily improving as they are sunk upon. Weaver.—This district is the oldest in the county, having been organized in 1863, after the discovery of the rich gold deposits of Rich Hill. In a depression on the summit of this mountain about $500,000 in coarse gold was found ...

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Oro Belle — AZOFFROAD.NET

Oro Belle. One of the more successful mines in the Crown King area, this gold producer began in the 1870s. Oro Belle is a former gold mining town located the Bradshaw Mountains about three miles south of Crown King. The townsite was once a decent population center as numerous mines were operated on site and in the area from 1880 to the 1920s.

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THE LOST RHOADES MINES - Treasures in America

THE LOST RHOADES MINES CHAPTER 4. Stories and legends have been passed down from generation to generation. The chance of finding a rich mine and/or treasure in Utah is now a cultural norm. Many people have bought supplies, metal detectors, and headed out in the Uinta Mountains for a chance to find something rich.

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Mine Tales: Old cabins used by Cherry Creek miners now ...

A building that perhaps served as the mine offices for the Arizona Copper-Gold Mines Co. ... mule-driven arrastras and development to a depth of 200 feet. ... Operated by the Arizona Copper-Gold ...

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A History of Wyoming's Carissa Gold Mine

ever, the "easy" placer gold disappeared and only hard rock mining remained attractive. By July of 1869, three mills with a total of twenty-six stamps were operating in the district. Several arrastras also separated gold from ore. Hermit Mill, built by Union Foundry in San Francisco, was the ˜rst mill in the Sweetwater dis-trict.

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Angels Camp - Calaveras Heritage Council

Angels Camp. Main Street Angels Camp, ca. 1900. (Courtesy Calaveras County Historical Society) Located about ten miles south of the county seat at San Andreas, Angels Camp was one of the earliest important mining communities along the Mother Lode region of California. Situated in southwestern Calaveras County, on State Routes 49 and 4, it lies ...

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Mysteries Of The Superstition Mountains - Grunge

Aug 17, 2017· The 1945 book Thunder God's Gold by Barry Storm tells of the author's real-life attempts to find the gold mine himself during the 1930s and 1940s. This book inspired the 1949 movie Lust for Gold, which starred Glenn Ford as Jacob Walz and Ida Lupino as (whitewashed) Julia Thomas, Walz's neighbor who took care of him on his deathbed and who was ...

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Arrastra - Wikipedia

Arrastras were designed to extract the valuable gold or silver that was locked in host material. Unlike placer mining, gold that is mined from lode sources require crushing to extract the gold from rock. The basic design generally used large flat stones that were dragged around a …

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Gold Prospecting Basics - How to Find Gold - Mining Methods

If you want to learn how to find gold nuggets, you have come to the right place! Prospecting is great fun, and can potentially be profitable of you find a good gold deposit. This page contains loads of information about mining for gold using gold pans and a variety of different techniques.

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Summary of Mining in the Oro Blanco Mining District

If there was a "golden age" for American gold mining in Oro Blanco, the early 1880s was it. By the end of 1886, miners had found and extracted most of the gold placer deposits and nearly exhausted the higher-grade gold lode ore. A severe draught in 1885-1887 dried up …

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Spanish and Mexican Heritage Sites - California

Bodie SHP: Gold Mining Portions of one adobe building and remains of several stone "arrastras" (gold milling devices) at this famous gold mining ghost town suggest Spanish/Mexican influence, although historic associations with these features have not been researched. Border Field SP: …

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Gold and Tailings: The Standard Mill at Bodie, California ...

When examining industrial facilities, industrial archaeologists often pay greater attention to the facilities' products than they do to the facilities' byproducts. Nevertheless, paying close attention to byproducts is an important facet of making an industrial facility profitable. This articl examines the Standard mill, a turn-of-the-20th-century facility for treating gold ores at Bodie ...

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History - Marysvale

Marysvale and The PAIUTE ATV TRAIL. The Paiute ATV Trail surrounds Marysvale, making this the best place on the trail to set up camp, and explore in every direction. The trail is 275 miles long so we suggest that you do it in segments and the best way to see it all is from Marysvale (Really!). Best esimates are that it would take 25 hours to ride the entire loop, without much time for pictures.

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Historic Arrastra Mining Claim - MineListings.com

Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. is proud to present the Arrastra Gold Mining Claim. A collection of two Mining Claims, one (1) Twenty (20) acre lode mineral Claim and one (1) twenty (20) acre placer mineral claim. Both for sale exclusively through Gold Rush Expeditions, Inc. The Arrastra Mine is located just outside of Wikieup, Arizona. and has ...

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Pinos Altos, New Mexico - DesertUSA

One of some 75 arrastras that the miners built in the Pinos Altos vicinity, it offers an insight into the hardship that prospectors would endure in their compulsive pursuit of gold. Powered by a mule or a horse, "Large dragstones were pulled over a mixture of crushed ore and water," according to the U. S. Forest Service marker at the arrastra site.

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St. George Jeepers Trail Report-February 21, 2017 Gold ...

Arrastras were suitable for use in small or remote mines, since they could be built from local materials and required little investment capital. For gold ore, the gold was typically recovered by amalgamation with quicksilver. The miner would add clean mercury to the ground ore, continue grinding, rinse out the fines, then add more ore and ...

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Building Instructions - Customer Service - LEGO.com US

We've made thousands of LEGO instruction booklets available online. Search by theme or year and you'll find instruction manuals for many of our old and new sets. Download them instantly and you're ready to build! Plus for those special sets that you can build in multiple ways, you'll find alternative instructions by searching for the ...

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This historic gold producer is located in Santa Cruz County, Arizona, about 75 miles SSW of Tucson and lies at an elevation of about 4,500 feet. Progress is currently underway to bring the Yellow Jacket mine into production. This involves securing all County, State and Federal permitting, developing the mining plan and plant engineering ...

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Arrastras: Unique western historic milling sites ...

Sep 23, 2016· In Western North America during 19th and 20th centuries, lined circular depressions were used to reduce ores by gyratory crushing. These 'arrastras' represent primitive but effective milling methods and are found in historic mining districts as nodes in economic and resource exploitation patterns. From mid-19th century to the 1930s, the arrastra process was used and now offers a data …

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A Brief History of Silver Star, Montana

Three arrastras were also built and operated in the area. ... A two-story log building owned by a Mr. Osler served as a drug store downstairs and as the Masonic Hall upstairs. ... and some had to pump water out to keep working. The Broadway Gold Mining Company (Limited) of London had reportedly invested $500,000 into their Silver Star operation ...

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BUCKSKIN GULCH CHRONOLOGY-BUCKSKIN GULCH

1849- California gold rush 1858/59-Depressed U.S. economy after panic of 1857 sent gold ... Arrastras were cheap, easy to construct, and could be operated by one ... building about 70 million years ago. Tremendous pressures accompanied the uplift, causing cracks and fissures to open

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Arrastra – Baker's 10 Acre Railway Gardens

Our Arrastra is located near the Stamp Mill in the lower field. Arrastras were introduced by the Spanish, to what is now the western United States, during the 1500s. A horse would drag two or more flat-bottomed rocks in a circular pit paved with flat stones. The flat stones were connected to a …

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Fort Irwin and Vicinity: History of Mining Development

The Champion gold mine, situated about four miles west of the Avawatz Chief mine, was located in 1925. A small tonnage of high-grade gold ore was milled at Denning Spring in 1937, later another shipment was sent to the Burton brothers' mill near Rosamond (U. S. Army Corps documents). Cave Springs

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Idaho Outdoors | All Idaho Outdoor Recreation for You!

Jan 17, 2019· Both of the documents (Diary of Jules Defoe "1789") (Avalanche News Paper Article "1895 to 1896") were talking about arrastras that are found in Idaho around the Rocky Bar / Boise basin area with no apparent settlements to explain them prior to the 1860's. An arrastra is an industrial-sized grinder or mortar and pestle used to crush ...

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