Tag Archives: Rock Bins

Rock Bins

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In stark contrast to the rest of the infrastructure built for the incredibly optimistic company, the Arcadian Mine’s stamp mill was a rather modest facility. As originally built the mill was outfitted with only threes stamps, compliment by a collection of 110 jigs and 9 wash tables. Powering this anemic …

Anatomy of a Mill (Rock Bins)

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The first stop for any rock entering a Copper Country stamp mill is one of several large storage bins that sit up and behind the mill’s stamp batteries. Since the rock will be transported through the mill primarily by gravity, these bins sit at the highest point of the mill …

Mill No. 2

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It wasn’t long after the new stamp mill at Torch Lake was constructed what Quincy underwent a dramatic increase in production – due mostly to the rich ground being opened along the No. 2 shaft. At first Quincy simply added new stamp heads to its mill at Torch Lake – …

Cuts, Fills, Trestles and Rails

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part of the old trestle once used to deliver copper rock to the mill The copper rock stored in the large holding bins here at the back of the Quincy Mill was delivered by train, courtesy the Quincy and Torch Lake Railroad. These trains travelled from the mine up atop …