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Gold Hammer Mine

Gold Hammer mine, Mojave Desert gold mine
Watch for open mine shafts. We have passed through Paleozoic limestone and are now standing on “Archean Gneiss” which contains gold-bearing quartz veins. The Gold Hammer Mine workings consist of an ore loading structure (jaw crusher probably present), an Ellis Ball Mill for pulverizing ore, and a Wilfley shaker table for concentrating the ore before shipment.

The owner, Mr. Stanley, worked the mine for years, but never banked any of the gold. When he died, a church group bought the mine and proceeded to rip out the walls looking for his hidden treasure. They did not find even a trace of it. All that was accomplished was destroying the building.

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