The headframe of the Ruby Shaft, which has since fallen into the shaft, was contained in a building as shown. Power for the hoist was provided by steam engines that burned wood and coal. In the early years, ore was crushed in Mills A and B which were adjacent to the mine.
In 1888, the Granite Mountain Mining Company began construction of a large mill called the Rumsey Mill or Mill C in a valley to the east on Fred Burr Creek. The mill was completed in 1889 and was connected to the mining
Location. 46° 18.96′ N, 113° 14.62′ W. Marker is near Philipsburg, Montana, in Granite County. Marker is on Contract Mill Road. Click for map. Granite is located approx. 4 miles from Philipsburg, out the dirt/gravel Granite Mountain Road. Inquire at the Pintler Ranger Station or locally. Follow the signs to Granite. Park in the parking lot, it is foot traffic only. A walking guide may be available. The marker is located on Granite Ghost Walk trail. Street names do not matter very much in Granite as they are all unsigned. Marker is in this post office area: Philipsburg MT 59858, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mill A and B (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Superintendentís House (about 600 feet away); Granite Mountain Mining Company Office (about 700 feet away); Granite Ghost Town (approx. 0.2 miles away); Miner's Union Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bi-Metallic Aerial Tramway (approx. 0.4 miles away); Morse Hall (approx. 2.6 miles away); Weinstein Building (approx. 2.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philipsburg.
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