MILLS OF JOBURG

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The story of Mining is of necessity the story of Milling; the process by which gold, silver, tungsten and other valuable metals are separated from worthless rock.  ‘Hard Rock’, ‘Quartz’ Mills provided the needed crushing, pulverizing, wetting, treatment with mercury, cyanide, other chemicals in order to turn ore into bullion. Ore Mills were expensive propositions, usually requiring investments beyond the … More >


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Johannesburg Reduction and Sampling Works

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"___especially valuable to poor men___"

February 2, 1897: “WORES, the sampling works man of Tucson, Ariz. Left this morning but before going decided to locate his plant at Johannesburg, the company giving him a block ground containing sixteen lots as an inducement.  This will be of much benefit to our camp.  Every man who has a few sacks of ore, not enough for a milling, … More >


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Red Dog Mill

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"This is where the really cool quote will go, yes siree, right here!"
Red Dog Mill

AUTHOR’S NOTE, (BP 11/2010): Since we have ruins & tailings for only one mill adjoining the township, we assume the Red Dog Mill is the Johannesburg Reduction & Sampling Works by a new name; (as one fades from use as the other ascends). June 1, 1898: “VERY RICH ORE was milled at the Red Dog mill the past week. It … More >


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Pinmore aka Croesus Mill

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"Squeezing cream out of old "Bessie" was alot easier that squeezing gold out of the ground."
Croseus Mill

July 11, 1897: “THE PINMORE, lying west of the Val Verde was bonded a few days ago for $10,000, but I did not learn to whom.  They have a shaft down about 100 feet in this mine.”  –  Los Angeles Daily Times November 26, 1897:  “ADJOINING THEM on the east is the Pinmore mine owned by the Ashford Mining Company, … More >


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PHOENIX aka OPERATOR CONSOLIDATED MILL

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". . .will largely help to bring this district to the front, where it should belong."

July 23, 1904: “IT IS REPORTED THAT THE PHOENIX MILL at Johannesburg has been leased by Mr. Burcham of the Yellow Aster Mining and Milling Company, and that it may be started up early this fall.  It is also stated that five stamps will be added to the five already in place.  The Boiler is and Erie 50 horse-power; the … More >


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WOOD’S AUTOMATIC DRY CONCENTRATOR MILL

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". . . will work a revolution in gold mining throughout the country."

    August 2, 1897:  “’Frank Cole, a prominent mining man of this city, has gone to Randsburg, where he will erect a dry concentrator plant of the Wood’s automatic pattern.” – The Herald August 25, 1897:  “All the machinery for the Wood dry concentrator is on the ground here, and the work of getting it in position is proceeding … More >


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KING SOLOMON MILL

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"This is where the really cool quote will go, yes siree, right here!"

    April 23, 1915: “The King Solomon group of mines, comprising seven claims, were located in 1896 by the three Ashford brothers, Rhoda, Henry, and Harold, and are situated just east of the town, on the main road to Johannesburg.  Having no money of their own to spend in developing the property they took in a Mr. Bull as … More >


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PARKER MILL

Survey Number: #12345     Owner: Frank Furter     Date of Discovery: December 12, 1889
"___pounding away day and night and giving good satisfaction'

  May 19, 1900: “PARKER has started his own mill and is doing good work.”  –  Randsburg Miner June 19, 1900: “THE LITTLE 3-STAMP MILL of Parker’s is pounding away day and night and giving good satisfaction.  Just now they are at work on a 50 ton lot from the Annex mine for Messrs. Mongomery and Mcginnis.”  –  Randsburg Miner … More >


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Sunbeam Mill

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"This is where the really cool quote will go, yes siree, right here!"

    October 7, 1937: “NOTICE OF CONSTABLES SALE OF REAL PROPERTY. No. 31215, IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF KERN. AMERICO RIZZARDINI,  Plaintiff Vs. SUNBEAM MINING COMPANY, a corporation, Defendant Under and by virtue of an execution issued out of the Superior Court of the State of California, in and for the County … More >


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WINDY MILL

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April 23, 1925: “THE WINDY MINE, operated for the past few years, under lease, by Pat and Charles Fahey, will be worked on a larger scale as soon as modern methods can be installed. Charles Fahey secured a five-year lease a few days ago and work of erecting a mill will begin very soon.  The first work of extraction of … More >


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ORE SAMPLING AND BUYING COMPANY

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March 23, 1901:  “Sampling works will, according to the Randsburg Miner, be put up in Johannesburg by the Ore Sampling and Buying Company.”  —  S. F. Call


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KIRK & KING

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April 19, 1916:  “Johannesburg is to have another tungsten mill according to the plans of Kirk and King of Atolia, who have taken possession of an old warehouse and are changing it to a reduction plant.  The equipment is to consist of a Dennis concentrator, and slimer and a Wheeling crusher.  G. W. Dennis of Illinois is here to install … More >


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