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 company’s systemwide recreation development program
Erected 1969 by Pacific Gas and Electric.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1969.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4723 Highway 70, Belden CA 95915, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Old Lake House (approx. 7˝ miles away); Tasman Koyom (approx. 9.3 miles away); Humbug Valley (approx. 9.3 miles away); Soda Spring (approx. 9.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belden.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 688 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.