Mining & Agriculture Equipment
The Cave Creek Museum is home to Arizona’s only fully operational, ten-stamp, ore crushing mill. The ten 1,000 lb stamps slam down in synchronized motion to pound, the ore removed from the mine into a fine gravel. From there the gold is panned/washed from the debris.
The stamp mill was brought from its former location, at the Golden Reef Mine, on Continental Mountain to where it sits today. This is the only operational mining stamp mill in Arizona today and sits only 5 miles from its original site on the mountain.
Also, throughout the outdoor campus, notice the various pieces of equipment, from the early mining days of Arizona. There are also many agricultural tools used in farming and ranching on the Cave Creek Mining District.