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Campbell's fortune was wiped out in the San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and within a month the mine was sold again. Homer Wilson bought the mine in June of 1906 and began an association with the mine that would last until 1916. This time the miners sold their interest in the mine permanently. Wilson ordered a 20 stamp mill, which would crush the ore to a sand with the action of several heavy stamps. An 85 horsepower Coreless oil burning steam engine was brought in to power the mill. Engineers also planned an aerial tramway system 4,700 ft. long and operated by gravity. Loaded ore buckets would come down the mountain from the shaft and pull the empty buckets back up.

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