Placerville in El Dorado County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Stamp Mill
Stamp mills were located near mines so that the ore could be easily transported and crushed into powder, which was then washed or combined with mercury to extract the gold. Consignments from a few tons to hundreds of tons were usually processed here.
Erected by Gold Bug Park and Town of Placerville.
Location. 38° 44.687′ N, 120° 48.013′ W. Marker is in Placerville, California, in El Dorado County. Marker can be reached from Josua Hendy Lane north of Gold Bug Lane. The marker is located on the path to the entrance to the stamp mill building. Touch for map. Marker is at Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hangtown’s Gold Bug Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gold Bug, A Neighborhood Mine (about 700 feet away); Placerville (approx. one mile away); Bee-Bennett House (approx. one mile away); Joseph M. Staples (approx. one mile away); County of El Dorado Courthouse Restoration (approx. one mile away); Thomas Maul (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Placerville (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Placerville.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2013, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 753 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 31, 2013, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.