Berlin in Nye County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Berlin Mill
One man tended to the primary crusher and did other odd jobs, another tended the 30 stamps and the concentration tables, and a third man fired the five boilers and looked after the four steam engines. One engine powered the primary crusher and the stamps, another powered the concentrating tables, the third drove the direct current dynamos that supplied electricity for lights, and the fourth engine was combined with a compressor that furnished air to run the drilling rigs and pumps in the mine.
The area between the mill, machine shop and boardinghouse was piled high with cord wood used to fuel the boilers. Mine rail tracks were laid between the long piles of wood and flat rack trucks rolled on the tracks to bring wood close to the boilers.
Location. 38° 52.874′ N, 117° 36.505′ W. Marker is in Berlin, Nevada, in Nye County. Marker can be reached from Berlin Ichthyosaur State Park Road 2 miles from Route 844, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. If driving north marker is 2.1 miles north of NV Route 844. Marker is in this post office area: Austin NV 89310, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Machine Shop (within shouting distance Company Boardinghouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Stage Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Assay Office (about 300 feet away); Charcoal Yard (about 400 feet away); Firmin Bruner (about 400 feet away); The Clubhouse (about 400 feet away); A Home (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Berlin.
More about this marker. Marker text written by Firmin Bruner (Berlin Resident Since 1904)
Also see . . . Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park Web Site. (Submitted on October 25, 2015.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2015, by Trev Meed of Round Mountain, Nevada. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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