Friday, July 24, 2009

Mayflower Gold Mill Tour

After the Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour, Gary and I toured the Mayflower Gold mill Tour. This is a self-guided tour so you can spend as little or as much time as you want. We began the tour by watching a 33 minute dvd which helped us to understand how the mill worked. We even got to push a button to make a couple of the machines work.

Mayflower Mill

This is the aerial tram house. Some of the ore to be processed was sent from the mine via the buckets you see. Some the miners rode to the mines in the buckets.

These balls were used in the ball mill. They started out like the large ones and ended up like the small ones. The balls helped to crush the ore.

This mine used the floation system to seperate the different ores. These are the vats where that process took place.
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