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Desert Mining History
Gold and Silver Ore Milling & ProcessingGold
ArrastraAn Arrastra was a crude powered crusher which goes back to the mining ...
Stamp MillA stamp mill was a mechanical crusher, noisy, heavy and somewhat awkward ...
SmelterRecovery of silver from ore was a different process from that of gold
Finding the metal was only part of the process. After the discovery was made the next step was to bring the ore out of the ground. In the dry Mojave, hard rock miners dug and blasted, sinking shafts and tunnelings into the mountainside. Next, the ore would have to be crushed into a workable size before the metal could be extracted.