0 Likes

Gold Bug Mine Stampmill
California

This is the old stampmill from the historic Gold Bug Mine in Placerville, California.  Quartz dug out of the mine would have been hauled here, and pulverized by the immense steel pistons.  The crushed quartz would have then been separated from gold using mercury which collects gold.  The operation of this monster would have been absolutely deafening!

Copyright: Joe griffin
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6658x3329
Subida: 02/10/2012
Actualizado: 23/07/2014
Número de vistas:

...


Tags: stampmill; stamp; mill; gold; rush; bug; mine; placerville; history; historic; quartz; museum; tourism; gold country; california
comments powered by Disqus

Joe Griffin
Adit Again. . . A historic mine adit near the Gold Bug Mine, outside Placerville, California
Joe Griffin
Christmas tree farm overlooking snow covered peaks in the distance
Joe Griffin
Christmas Tree Farm
Roman Kasan
Mosquito Rd. Bridge at South Fork American River
Joe Griffin
Grape Vines in El Dorado County, California
Joe Griffin
Coloma Cemetery
Joe Griffin
Old Jail in Coloma, California
Joe Griffin
Stampmill at Coloma, California
Joe Griffin
Reconstructions of Native American Houses
Joe Griffin
Peck and Margaret's Wedding
Joe Griffin
Grape Vines and a Tractor, Amador County, CA
Jim Quittmeyer
Middle Fork of the American River
Rami Saarikorpi
Samuli Putro
www.360tourist.net
Piazza 5 Sphere
Vil Muhametshin
Street performers in Old Riga, Latvia
Martin Broomfield
Fishing boats, Jakarta
Jeffrey Martin
Svaty Vitek Tower 1
Philippe Dutel
Refuge Elisabetta
Rami Saarikorpi
Bad religion
T. Emrich
Thomas-Eder-Steig
Philippe Dutel
Col De Seigne
Aaron Estrada
Monument Valley Arizona 07
John Roberts
Dinosaur Track, Red Fleet State Park, Utah, USA
Jann Lipka
onboard S/Y zawisza czarny
Joe Griffin
Hunter Playing Guitar
Joe Griffin
Walker River Cliff
Joe Griffin
Lake Isabella Auxilary Dam
Joe Griffin
Railroad Tracks in Truckee
Joe Griffin
Obsidian Dome
Joe Griffin
Perhaps a Better View from Martis Dam
Joe Griffin
Biotopo Mario Dary Rivera, in the Cloud Forest of Guatemala
Joe Griffin
Inside Hidden Cave
Joe Griffin
Pebble Beach, near Sea Ranch on the California Coast
Joe Griffin
That's ya a cow right there.
Joe Griffin
Stela D and altar at Copan-- made famous by Fredrick Catherwood
Joe Griffin
Tide Pools at Pescadero State Beach
More About USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.