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Sound Democrat Mill, Placer Creek Valley, Silverton, San Juan County, CO



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Location
Placer Creek Valley, Silverton vicinity, CO

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER CO-69
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N374).
Significance: The mill is a seven stamp, five concentration table, ore-processing mill built in 1905-06, and remodeled in 1909. It is a typical amalgamation and concentration stamp mill built to treat gold and silver-lead ores. Located in an isolated valley at 12,000 feet in the San Juan Mountains, it is the last standing stamp mill in the productive Eureka district, and one of the most complete stamp mills remaining in Colorado.

Subjects
Mills
Smelters
Ore Industry


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR VIEW OF MILL FROM SOUTH.
2. EXTERIOR VIEW OF MILL FROM SOUTHEAST.
3. EXTERIOR VIEW OF MILL FROM EAST.
4. EXTERIOR VIEW OF MILL FROM NORTH.
5. EXTERIOR VIEW OF MILL FROM WEST.
6. EXTERIOR VIEW OF MILL FROM SOUTHWEST. TRAMWAY TERMINUS IN FOREGROUND.
7. 'SAMSON' JAW CRUSHER.
8. INTERIOR VIEW OF MILL DRIVE SHAFTS AND WHEELS.
9. THREE STAMPS BATTERY.
10. FOUR NISSEN STAMPS.
11. INTERIOR OF VIEW OF MILL, CONCENTRATION TABLES OVERTURNED IN FOREGROUND AND STAMP BATTERIES IN REAR.
12. VIEW OF COLLAPSED WALLS OF LOWEST MILL LEVEL.
13. VIEW OF PLACER CREEK VALLEY FROM SOUND DEMOCRAT MINE DUMP.
14. VIEW OF PLACER CREEK VALLEY FROM SOUND DEMOCRAT MINE DUMP. SOUND DEMOCRAT MILL IN VALLEY AT CENTER.


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