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Custer City (ghost town) in Custer County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Chilean Mill and Jig

Shake it up....

 
 
Chilean Mill and Jig Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Chilean Mill and Jig Marker
Inscription. The vibrating jig liberated the heavy minerals from most of the lighter waste material as water was forced upward through a screen with a shot bed consisting of lead shot or old nuts and bolts. Pulsating action combined with water caused the lighter particles to float away and the heavier material to settle to the bottom.

A Chilean Mill used steel rollers to crush the ore to a fine consistency as it washed into the mill. The slurry, dirt and water mixed together, escaped through screens along the sides of the pan and into a gutter that carried it to the jig for further processing.
 
Erected by U.S. Forest Service and Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.
 
Location. 44° 23.278′ N, 114° 41.752′ W. Marker is in Custer City (ghost town), Idaho, in Custer County. Marker is on Custer Motorway Adventure Road - Yankee Fork Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stanley ID 83278, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stone House (within shouting distance of this marker); Assay Office (within shouting distance of this marker); General Custer Mill (within shouting distance of this
Chilean Mill (parts) and Jig and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Chilean Mill (parts) and Jig and Marker
marker); Blacksmith (within shouting distance of this marker); Arrastra (within shouting distance of this marker); Pfeiffer Residence (within shouting distance of this marker); Stamp Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); Custer Jail (site) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Custer City (ghost town).
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 80 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 10, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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