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Donovan's Mill, Silver City, Lyon County, NV



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Item Title


Location
Silver City, NV

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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


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