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Keane Wonder Mine

Keane Wonder Tramway

Keane Wonder Mine Tram - Death Valley National Park

The trail was steep and dangerous. Being difficult, a better way of conveying the ore to the mill below was needed. In 1906 a tramway was built. The tram stretches 1 mile up from the mill to just under the mine shafts. At the top, 1,300 feet and 11 tram towers above, a structure was built to house an ore crusher Pre-crushing the ore made it possible to load more in the ore buckets. With more weight in the buckets, the gravity tram could also pump water to the top as well as power the ore crusher and the bottom mill.

Keane Wonder Tram Gallery

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