Historic Photographs

Home

Search

Subject Browse
Browse by Subject >>

State/City Browse
Alaska
Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Iowa
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Maine
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
North Dakota
Nebraska
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
Nevada
New York
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
Vermont
Washington
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Wyoming

Home > Nevada > Silver City > Donovan's Mill, Silver City, Lyon County, NV



See 15 maps of this location


B&W Photos
Boom Detail
HB855113
Boom Detail
Course Crusher (top)
HB855114
Course Crusher (top)
Mill Building, View To West
HB855115
Mill Building, View To West
Crane Gear House
HB855116
Crane Gear House
Crane Gears
HB855117
Crane Gears
Office, Interior
HB855118
Office, Interior
Boom Detail
HB855119
Boom Detail
Boom Detail
HB855120
Boom Detail
General View Of Bldgs
HB855121
General View Of Bldgs
Tanks, Exterior
HB855122
Tanks, Exterior
Tank Sweeper Arm, Interior
HB855123
Tank Sweeper Arm, Interior
Tanks (inside)
HB855124
Tanks (inside)
Linen Vacuum Rack Assembly
HB855125
Linen Vacuum Rack Assembly
Press Room, General View
HB855126
Press Room, General View
Twenty Stamp Mill, General View
HB855127
Twenty Stamp Mill, General View
Press
HB855128
Press
Assay Office, West Workbench
HB855129
Assay Office, West Workbench
Assay Office, East Work Bench
HB855130
Assay Office, East Work Bench
Derrick
HB855131
Derrick
Refinery Exterior
HB855132
Refinery Exterior
Outside Tanks, View To South
HB855133
Outside Tanks, View To South
Tanks Detail
HB855134
Tanks Detail
Refinery Smelter, Interior
HB855135
Refinery Smelter, Interior
Refinery Tools On Wall
HB855136
Refinery Tools On Wall
Course Crusher Exterior, View To South
HB855137
Course Crusher Exterior, View To South
Main Mill Bldg, North Facade
HB855138
Main Mill Bldg, North Facade
Conveyor Belt Housing
HB855139
Conveyor Belt Housing
Conveyor Belt
HB855140
Conveyor Belt
Conveyor Mechanism
HB855141
Conveyor Mechanism
Office With Vault (left)
HB855142
Office With Vault (left)
Shop Bldg
HB855143
Shop Bldg
Wooden Storage Shed
HB855144
Wooden Storage Shed
Entry To Course Crusher
HB855145
Entry To Course Crusher
Upper Section Of 20-stamp Mill
HB855146
Upper Section Of 20-stamp Mill
Joint Of Old And New Mill Bldgs
HB855147
Joint Of Old And New Mill Bldgs
5-stamp Mill Showing Foundry Name Stamp
HB855148
5-stamp Mill Showing Foundry Name Stamp
Course Crushing Mechanism
HB855149
Course Crushing Mechanism
Course Crushing Mechanism From Conveyor Housing
HB855150
Course Crushing Mechanism From Conveyor Housing
Detail Upper Part Of 20-stamp Mill
HB855151
Detail Upper Part Of 20-stamp Mill
Detail Of Original 10-stamp Mill
HB855152
Detail Of Original 10-stamp Mill
Overhead Crane Mill Bldg
HB855153
Overhead Crane Mill Bldg
Detail Showing Stamps At Low End Of Shaft
HB855154
Detail Showing Stamps At Low End Of Shaft
Belt Drive For Fly Wheel, 20-stamp Mill
HB855155
Belt Drive For Fly Wheel, 20-stamp Mill
Zinc Tank Remains At Old Mill Site With Foundations Of Building
HB855156
Zinc Tank Remains At Old Mill Site With Foundations Of Building
Boom Derrick Detail
HB855157
Boom Derrick Detail

HB855158


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
Silver City, NV

Find maps of Silver City, NV


Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER NV-3
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-2).
Building/structure dates: 1890 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1959
Significance: The Donovan Mill was the first cyanide process mill established on the Comstock, and opened the way for the great technological revolution in metallurgy.

Subjects
Office Buildings
Mills
Metallurgical Industry


Related Names
Donovan, William
Stewart, Harry E.
McGill, Charles
Phillips, Dr. J. Warne
Trimble, R. A.
Donovan, Willilam
Herbst, Rebecca, Historian
Stupich, Marty, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. BOOM DETAIL
2. COURSE CRUSHER (TOP)
3. MILL BUILDING, VIEW TO WEST
4. CRANE GEAR HOUSE
5. CRANE GEARS
6. OFFICE, INTERIOR
7. BOOM DETAIL
8. BOOM DETAIL
9. GENERAL VIEW OF BLDGS
10. TANKS, EXTERIOR
11. TANK SWEEPER ARM, INTERIOR
12. TANKS (INSIDE)
13. LINEN VACUUM RACK ASSEMBLY
14. PRESS ROOM, GENERAL VIEW
15. TWENTY STAMP MILL, GENERAL VIEW
16. PRESS
17. ASSAY OFFICE, WEST WORKBENCH
18. ASSAY OFFICE, EAST WORK BENCH
19. DERRICK
20. REFINERY EXTERIOR
21. OUTSIDE TANKS, VIEW TO SOUTH
22. TANKS DETAIL
23. REFINERY SMELTER, INTERIOR
24. REFINERY TOOLS ON WALL
25. COURSE CRUSHER EXTERIOR, VIEW TO SOUTH
26. MAIN MILL BLDG, NORTH FACADE
27. CONVEYOR BELT HOUSING
28. CONVEYOR BELT
29. CONVEYOR MECHANISM
30. OFFICE WITH VAULT (LEFT)
31. SHOP BLDG
32. WOODEN STORAGE SHED
33. ENTRY TO COURSE CRUSHER
34. UPPER SECTION OF 20-STAMP MILL
35. JOINT OF OLD AND NEW MILL BLDGS
36. 5-STAMP MILL SHOWING FOUNDRY NAME STAMP
37. COURSE CRUSHING MECHANISM
38. COURSE CRUSHING MECHANISM FROM CONVEYOR HOUSING
39. DETAIL UPPER PART OF 20-STAMP MILL
40. DETAIL OF ORIGINAL 10-STAMP MILL
41. OVERHEAD CRANE MILL BLDG
42. DETAIL SHOWING STAMPS AT LOW END OF SHAFT
43. BELT DRIVE FOR FLY WHEEL, 20-STAMP MILL
44. ZINC TANK REMAINS AT OLD MILL SITE WITH FOUNDATIONS OF BUILDING
45. BOOM DERRICK DETAIL


Back to Silver City, Nevada