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Near Belden in Plumas County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Eby Stamp Mill

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2013
1. Eby Stamp Mill Marker
Inscription. The Eby Stamp Mill is an example of the type of facility used in hard rock gold mining to crush ore. It is one of the few stamp mills left, and recalls the Feather Riverís history as a rich gold mining area.

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. Touch for map. This marker is located at the Belden
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2013
2. Eby Stamp Mill and Marker
rest stop. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4723 Highway 70, Belden CA 95915, United States of America.
 
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belden.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Eby Stamp Mill image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 4, 2013
3. Eby Stamp Mill
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 329 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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