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Near Philipsburg in Granite County, Montana — The American West (Mountains)
 

Mill A and B

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2009
1. Mill A and B Marker
Inscription. The Granite Mountain Mining Company constructed two mills adjoining the mining operation know[n] as the Ruby Shaft. These structures, Mill A and Mill B, housed a total of 70 stamp mills which processed ore. Stamp mills were used to crush the ore so the metal could be separated from the base material by amalgamation of mercury. The stamp mills were very noisy and produced a great deal of dust. The mines and mills all operated six days a week.

When the production of the Ruby Shaft exceeded the capacity of Mills A and B in 1889, the Granite Mountain Mining Company built a mill in Rumsey to handle the additional ore. They named this new operation Mill C.
 
Location. 46° 19.002′ N, 113° 14.638′ W. Marker is near Philipsburg, Montana, in Granite County. Marker is on Contract Mill Road. Touch 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 may be found by following the Granite Ghost Walk. 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

Mill A and B Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2009
2. Mill A and B Marker
8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ruby Shaft (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Granite Mountain Mining Company Office (about 500 feet away); Superintendentís House (about 600 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. 2.5 miles away); Weinstein Building (approx. 2.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philipsburg.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Mill A and B image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2009
3. Mill A and B
Mill A and B image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2009
4. Mill A and B
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 406 times since then and 41 times this year. Last updated on November 18, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2011, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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