The Stamp Mill

The Stamp Mill (HM1BOJ)

Location: Placerville, CA 95667 El Dorado County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 44.687', W 120° 48.013'

  • 0 likes
  • 0 check ins
  • 0 favorites
  • 120 views
Inscription
Local residents remember that the thunderous crashing staccato of the ore stamp mill could be heard for miles in the narrow canyon. The song of the stamps had been a familiar sound in this area for since George Cozens erected the first mill here in the 1890's for the Silver Pine Mine. Operated as the Schiff Mill through the 1920's, it was completely rebuilt by Horace P. Moulton in the mid-1930's and opened up for local and regional use.

Stamp mills were located near mines so that the ore could be easily transported and crushed into powder, which was then washed or combined with mercury to extract the gold. Consignments from a few tons to hundreds of tons were usually processed here.
Details
HM NumberHM1BOJ
Tags
Placed ByGold Bug Park and Town of Placerville
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
Pictures
Sorry, but we don't have a picture of this historical marker yet. If you have a picture, please share it with us. It's simple to do. 1) Become a member. 2) Adopt this historical marker listing. 3) Upload the picture.
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)10S E 691175 N 4290753
Decimal Degrees38.74478333, -120.80021667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 44.687', W 120° 48.013'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 44' 41.22" N, 120° 48' 0.78" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)530, 916
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2501 Joshua Hendy Ln, Placerville CA 95667, US
Alternative Maps Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap

Is this marker missing? Are the coordinates wrong? Do you have additional information that you would like to share with us? If so, check in.

Nearby Markersshow on map
Check Ins  check in   |    all

Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.

Comments 0 comments

Maintenance Issues
  1. Is this marker part of a series?
  2. What historical period does the marker represent?
  3. What historical place does the marker represent?
  4. What type of marker is it?
  5. What class is the marker?
  6. What style is the marker?
  7. Does the marker have a number?
  8. What year was the marker erected?
  9. This marker needs at least one picture.
  10. Can this marker be seen from the road?
  11. Is the marker in the median?