Near Belden in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Eby Stamp Mill
Only five of the original 10 stamps have been made a part of this historic restoration of the Eby Mill. The stamps pulverized ore which was then amalgamated with mercury in the ball mill which was located below the stamps. The spongy mixture was heated in a retort to vaporize the mercury, leaving concentrated gold which was extracted.
The Eby Mill is the only remaining gold mining machinery in evidence along the Feather River from Oroville to Quincy, although during the Gold Rush this area abounded with miners who extracted millions of dollars in gold.
The mill was relocated to its present site in 1969 by P.G.&E. for public interest as a part of the companyís systemwide recreation development program
Erected 1969 by Pacific Gas and Electric.
Location. 40° 0.422′ N, 121° 15.098′ W. Marker is near Belden, California, in Plumas County. Marker is on Feather River Highway (California Route 70), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. This marker is located at the Belden
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Feather River Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Pacific Crest Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Belden (about 500 feet away); Rich Bar (approx. 3.1 miles away); Tasman Koyom (approx. 9.3 miles away); Humbug Valley (approx. 9.3 miles away); Soda Spring (approx. 9.3 miles away); Bucks Ranch Hotel and Store (approx. 9.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Belden.
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