Gold ore stamping machine, Grass Valley, CA
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    Gold ore stamping machine, Grass Valley, CA

    One of 'em machines that would crush gold ore (mostly quartz) to
    extract the gold.
    I heard they made a horrible banging noise when operating.

    (Don't get yer finger caught in there!)



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    Re: Gold ore stamping machine, Grass Valley, CA

    Cool. I imagine the mining camps out there and here in the Colorado Rockies were far more noisy then, night and day, than the area is now. I'm glad they got a relic that wasn't destroyed by vandals, too.
    Just like Texas in 1880.

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    Re: Gold ore stamping machine, Grass Valley, CA

    Now that is an awesome relic!

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    Re: Gold ore stamping machine, Grass Valley, CA

    Cool relic, it reminds me of the old wooden oil derricks. There's something about iron and wood machines. It says alot about the men who worked them, and lost a lot of fingers. Thanx for posting

    naturegirl

 

 

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