HAPPY THANKSGIVING EDITION
Greetings from The Richest Square Mile on Earth,
As I write this, it’s a balmy 29 degrees outside the Golden Gilpin Mill where progress continues both inside and outside.
On the outside, our focus is on preparing the site for installation of the coarse ore bin. This is a nice shot of the guys building the walls around the area into which the bin will be lowered. As you can see, it’s a pretty substantial area – all the better to hold the 75 tons of rock per day that will be processed.
On the inside, here are pictures of the Ball Mill and the Rake Classifier which are ready to roll.
From the archives, we’ve uncovered an original picture of the Golden Gilpin Mill. You will note that 90 odd years ago it had a capacity of 75 tons a day. It won’t be long before history begins to repeat itself. Although we haven’t worked out the specifics yet, we’ve got some ideas about how we can increase that capacity.
And lastly, for those of you who’ve never seen the inside of a mill, take a look at these plans we found at the Black Eagle Mill. Apparently, sometime before it closed in the late 1980s, the operators were considering increasing its capacity. This is their schematic. There is a Rube Goldbergish quality to the drawing, but that’s the way they wanted their mill to work. Rock goes in one end and metals come out the other with a lot of action in between.
Happy Thanksgiving to all! GS Mining Company