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TomH

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Hey all:
Welp, decided to have a laid back easy day and went up to Cave creek with dad today.

We wanted to see a stamp mill that the museum restored. Nice little museum.
We got to see the stamp mill in action. Unreal how much that monster weighs.

Each stamp and rod is 1000 lbs. So just in stamps...10,000 lbs.

Went to a pretty cool rock shop in town. Ate some BBq.

Just a fun laid back day.

Heres some links to the crusher and stamp mill working

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzzY7BDZyiA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEICZZciqx0

Tom

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Just imagine those stamps running back in the old days. No electricity for electric motors. All steam powered. I'm sure the guy who sold ear plugs was a very rich man. :ROFL:

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That looks like it was a nice day out and ya'll got to see some nice vintage gold getting tools!! :thumbsupanim

Sounds like a fun day, Tom. I like the stamp mill, especially. Wouldn't mind building a small version of that.

Jim

Jim, Azdigger posted this video of a solar powered small stamp mill a few days ago, looks easily doable!!

https://youtu.be/ej-CPhxb1pY

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I've been to that museum a few years ago when my dad was still living. I always wondered where the gold mines were at Cave Creek, Arizona? Can you pan for color in the creek itself?

-Tom

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I've been to that museum a few years ago when my dad was still living. I always wondered where the gold mines were at Cave Creek, Arizona? Can you pan for color in the creek itself?

-Tom

Tom:

The mines are NW of Cave creek.

As for panning, you would have to find out whats claimed and such prior to trying it.

I think you would have better luck panning some of the washes that run into Lake pleasant or Lynx creek.

Tom

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