Stamp Mill Operational

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Date(s) - 05/12/2018
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Cave Creek Museum

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Last chance this season to come watch the Golden Reef Stamp Mill in operation. It will be crushing gold bearing ore mined at its original location on the back of nearby Continental Mountain.

A mining boom in the early 1900’s motivated a group of Chicago investors to capitalize a new mining operation, the Golden Reef Mine. A new ten-stamp mill was purchased for operation on Continental Mountain. It was shut down due to a fire in 1913 and was rebuilt in 1917. The mine was put up for sale and eventually abandoned. The stamp mill was donated to the museum and moved from Continental Mountain to the museum in 2009. It was restored back to operation in 2013. It is presently runs at least once a month to demonstrate what the miners had to do to extract gold from the quartz in the 1920’s.

Join us when we run the Golden Reef Stamp Mill monthly.  If we don’t see you…we’ll be crushed!